It seems way longer ago, but it was only last October when Stephen Jackson let slip that LeBron James had tried his hand at rapping. And while that tidbit sent a jolt down the collective spine of the NBA basketball players trying to rap community, nothing ever came of it besides LeBron getting shouted out by rappers, showing up on stage with rappers or lip-synching before games, WOO!
But now, thanks to Instagram weirdly, we actually get to hear LeBron James rapping. And as you might have guessed, it sounds exactly like LeBron James if he were rapping. And as you might have also guessed, it’s raps about his bros and their various successes over a massively popular Jay-Z and Kanye West song, which is exactly what you’d guess LeBron would want to freestyle over. Lucky for us, the internet was wise enough to link the two up so we don’t have to deal with the two-part drop on the Instas.
Here is probably the part where I’d reference the Biggie “wicked jump shot” lyrics or that familiar “all rappers want to be basketball players, and all basketball players want to be rappers” refrain, but let’s just skip that for now because it’s 2013 and we all realize it takes 30 seconds to make a rap song for an app. Maybe he was inspired by his pal Jay-Z releasing a record on a Samsung, who LeBron also shills for, but it’s just not weird anymore to hear that yet another NBA player is trying his hand at getting his raps on. I mean, if Kevin Durant is doing it, anyone else is a possibility.