Every rapper wants to be a baller, and every baller wants to be a rapper. A select few, like Damian Lillard (and Master P) do both. Portland’s All-Star point guard announced via Twitter that he would be dropping his second album and it will have a single featuring LIl Wayne.
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 19, 2017
Best known for his exploits on the hardwood, the two-time NBA All-Star also bangs out in the booth. Which doesn’t even make sense considering how nice he is on the court, but some people are just blessed with excessive amounts of sauce.
Damian Lillard isn’t the first NBA player to dabble in the rap game and not lose face. Many have tried, few have succeeded. Lou Will, former NBA Sixth Man of the Year, did it several years ago.
Worth noting that Lou Williams has been an off-court pioneer in many facets of life; he famously dated two women at once — and they got along with one another.
— Uncle Freshin (@Oyebc) January 27, 2015
If that isn’t evidence enough, Drake recorded an entire song to pay homage to then-Raptor Lou Will, aptly titled “6 Man”
Lou William is a great ball player, but he isn’t Damian Lillard, arguably a top-10 player in the NBA. Lillard aka Dame Dolla dropped 27 points per game to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists last season. Those are big-time numbers; juxtaposed with the small number, “0” that he wears on his jersey. Ask Lillard and he’ll tell you it’s not a zero, it’s an “O” for Oakland, where he grew up.
Not an easy place to spend your youth, but those who make it out have a fierce loyalty to the Town. Oakland native Marshawn Lynch un-retired from the NFL just so he could suit up for the Oakland Raiders before they bolt to Las Vegas and become the Las Vegas Raiders.
Lillard is a problem for defense ’round the league and nice with the bars, too. Lucky for him, his rap career doesn’t have to fight its way out of the Western Conference for a playoff berth.