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There’s going to be another NBA-player-heavy rap album. Make room for the Grammies.

Sep 2, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith reacts during the final moments of the fourth quarter of Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series against the Boston Celtics in Boston Reuters

Yesterday we shared with you how Juwan Howard was making his rap album. It would appear that he is not alone in this endeavor. reports on a new album that dare we say brings back memories of “B-Ball’s Best Kept Secret.”

The rap album is titled, “Full Court Press Vol. 1.” NBA players that will be featured include Juwan Howard, Baron Davis, Trevor Ariza, Lamar Odom, Carlos Boozer, Glen Davis, Shawn Marion, Josh Smith and others.

Rappers expected to be on tracks include Rick Ross, Trina, Snoop Dogg, Birdman, The Game, T-Pain, Bun B, Twista and Soulja Boy.

Below are two behind-the-scenes videos promoting the upcoming release

via Details Enclosed: 14 NBA players to be featured on music album with major rap stars |

What does Trevor Ariza rap about? Taking many three-pointers at an acceptable if not necessarily good rate? Is Lamar Odom going to write a love track to Khloe?

And Carlos Boozer? Seriously? Is it entitled “Can’t Wait To Get Amnestied?” So confused.

Shawn Marion’s will be amazing, I will tell you that. It may just be a four-minute track where he describes how much he doesn’t care what the media thinks about the song, or anything.


  1. drunkenjunk - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    this sounds terrible.

    • winsnlosses - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM


  2. halfcourthero - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Are u serious? 40+ year old basketball players rapping? What’s next a 40 year old who can actually rap is gonna try out for the magic? I’m done with athletes trying to be musicians

    • cosanostra71 - Sep 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      whatever man. You Can’t Stop The Reign.

  3. raider2124 - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    This is exactly why I wil never watch the NBA again. They have turned the game of basketball into a joke. Rappers are the lowest form of life.

    • justbhouse2 - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:58 AM

      But you’re on a NBA web site displaying your displeasure about the players in the league. Buy a vowel, get a clue, the NBA will not miss you

    • jmclarkent - Sep 2, 2012 at 1:33 PM

      $10 says the only “Rapper” this guy has ever encountered was carefully protecting a double cheeseburger.

    • cosanostra71 - Sep 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      “Rappers are the lowest form of life.”

      Says the Raiders fan.

  4. wherezwaldo - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    No Shaq Fu?!

  5. raider2124 - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    The game the bird, magic and Jordan is forever gone. In it’s place is tattoos, rappers, chest thumping, and fatherless children. It’s a shame

    • dysraw1 - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      dude nobody not even your kids are interested in your opinion. you sir are a racist to the highest degree its ignorant folks like you who make this a hard world to live in

      • jamesinva - Sep 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

        He is ignorant, racist, and a hater….but I totally agree with him about the bird, magic and jordan era being gone forever thing….that is the truth and it is sad…

      • saint1997 - Sep 3, 2012 at 4:30 AM

        i think he/she is one of the fatherless children…

      • dysraw1 - Sep 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM


  6. nbascreed - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I guess you think this stuff is funny when you write it but it’s not. It’s so lame.

    Your attempts at sarcasm and wit are superweak. And the level of writing and insight continues to go down hill. I get that this is supposed to be blog – less formal, more off the cuff – but honestly it’s veiled at best. It figuratively pains me to read you and Kurt’s ersatz attempts at off-the-cuff sarcasm.

    And so what if Juwan Howard wants to put out a rap album. Guess what? That’s the type of music he grew up on. You never wanted to play in a band or rock a stage? It’s entirely possible that Marion, Odom, Ariza et al ALSO have other dreams besides their day jobs. Remember as hard as it is for us to believe the NBA has long stopped being a dream for them. It’s their job! If they get the opportunity to do something else their passionate about with artist they admire then what’s wrong with that? I don’t see the need to make fun of these guys because they’re doing something we all would, that is jumping at the opportunity to do something that excites you.

    I’ve stayed away from bashing you and Kurt b/c I realize you have a job to do, but some of the stuff you guys write is just so lame. You know what would’ve been cool? If you would’ve used your access to get 10 minutes with Ariza to probe WHY he likes rap, WHAT type of rap he likes, HOW long he’s been rapping, WHEN was the last time he went to a concert, etc. That would’ve been a freaking awesome Sunday morning read…but this?

    Again I say good for all of these guys for giving it a shot! Will the rap be any good? Probably not, since good flow is a skill that takes a long time to perfect, but that shouldn’t stop them from trying. I support all of these guys for doing this!!!

    And for all of you who will comment “well just stop reading the blog” just stop it. This is really the best formatted blog and the only commercial blog I’m aware of. If you have any suggestions please advise!

    • camnellum12 - Sep 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

      Bravo, sir!

  7. scorp16 - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    This is outstanding news! Think of the possibilities. I’ve heard from an undisclosed source that the following are all under development for a Christmas release:

    “Hasselhoff…The Early Years” as performed by Dirk Nowitzki and directed by Mark Cuban

    “A Tribute to Wayne Newton” featuring Phil Jackson with rousing rendition of “Danke Schoen”

    “Van Gundy sings Van Halen” … The version of “Ice Cream Man” is not to be missed

    • boilerup1869 - Sep 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM

      This comment is so unfunny and try-hard that it’s annoying. Please refrain from ever allowing your sense of humor to be manifested publicly again.

      You clearly spent a significant amount of time coming up with those “joke” songs and they were about as funny as a modern-era SNL skit (which is to say, not at all).

      If I were you, I’d just delete my account, leave this site, and never make another attempt at humor again.

  8. wtb1027 - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM


  9. dragon57 - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Just listened to the promo, doesn’t sound that bad, plus it’s clean and for a charity.

  10. 00maltliquor - Sep 2, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    What, Lou Williams couldn’t get on a track? Dude spits pretty clean for an NBAer. No Stack Jack, no Durantula?

  11. raider2124 - Sep 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Well jacks$$ you owe me $10. I’ve met alot of Crappers. Most are lowlifes with zero talent. Most are broke with only a few control all the money. I’ve spoken to heads of record labels. So to call me racist for speaking the truth is ignorant. When you cannot win an argument you name call.

    • jmclarkent - Sep 2, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Here is a question for ya, scooter:

      You hate the NBA (“This is why I will never watch the NBA again!”), you hate NBA players (“tattoos, rappers, chest thumping, and fatherless children”), and yet you decide to troll-post on

      The hypocrisy grows, as you seem to be a fellow NFL fan (unless you are adept at raiding the fridge). Let’s see how they represent the “evils” you mentioned:

      Tattoos? Ever see Jason Babin, Ray Rice, etc? They are just as common, the fellas just wear more.
      Rappers? How about that Neon Deion Sanders – “Must be the Money?” Yu have Mabin, D. Jackson and the lovable 1985 Chicago Bears.
      Chest Thumping? After every sack, 1st down and nice play. Check!
      Fatherless Children? Travis Henry is the Shawn Kemp of the NFL.

      I know it may come off as a shock, but Kurt does a terrible job with Indoor Lacrosse coverage. While I am not going to call you a racist, I believe that you are undoubtedly a moron.

  12. mydadyourmom - Sep 2, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    What is racist about what he wrote?

    • dysraw1 - Sep 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM

      stereotyping an lumping a group of individuals in a category is prejudice

      • mydadyourmom - Sep 4, 2012 at 9:44 AM

        sure, but that doesn’t answer my question at all.

      • dysraw1 - Sep 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM

        raiders statement was all rappers right there is prejudice and where there prejudice generally there is racism

      • mydadyourmom - Sep 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

        that is one dumb sentence right there. generally?

      • dysraw1 - Sep 4, 2012 at 8:42 PM

        ok forget i said anything

  13. 1977rich - Sep 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Didn’t the raiders make a rap song, video?

  14. boilerup1869 - Sep 3, 2012 at 8:53 AM


  15. rocketsbb - Sep 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Soulja boy???

  16. spillzberg - Sep 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    He says he’s met alot of rappers, I wonder if he has told any of them to their face what he thinks about them. Smh

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