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NBA The Best NBA Players Who Rap, Ranked  

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Some can ball, others can rap, and a few can do both. Here are the best and worst NBA rappers of all time. From 90s rappers to the current players spitting bars, we're ranking the best NBA players who can rap. Who is the best NBA rapper? 

Before Damian Lillard AKA Dame D.O.L.L.A. dropped two hip hop albums and Lonzo Ball released his singles under the Big Baller Music Group, NBA legends, like Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Chris Webber have either been featured on songs or released their own tracks. Some of these music videos showcasing NBA players rapping are cringy, so be warned. Other basketball players who tried rapping include Andre Drummond, Lance Stephenson, Tony Parker, and Lou Williams. 

Vote up the NBA players who are actually good at rapping, and vote down the ones who should never step in a booth again. Feel free to add any underrated NBA rappers missing from the list. 

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Damian Lillard Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more

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Andre Drummond Andre Jamal Drummond is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was one of the top rated basketball players in ...more

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Lonzo Ball Lonzo Anderson Ball is an American professional basketball player.

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Allen Iverson Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for four different teams during 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played both the point ...more

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Iman Shumpert Iman Asante Shumpert is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He was selected by the New York Knicks ...more

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Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired professional basketball player, former rapper, actor and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft ...more

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Kobe Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for ...more

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Metta World Peace Metta World Peace is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Pallacanestro Cantù of the Italian League. He was known as Ron Artest before legally changing his ...more

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Lou Williams Louis Tyrone "Lou" Williams is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Williams was born in ...more

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Lance Stephenson Lance Stephenson is an American high-school basketball player. He is a 6'6" shooting guard, and currently attends Lincoln High School in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York

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Chris Webber Mayce Edward Christopher "Chris" Webber III is a retired American professional basketball player. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, a former NBA Rookie ...more

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Kevin Durant Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 9 in and weighing 240 pounds, ...more

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Steve Francis Steven D'Shawn "Steve" Francis is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected with the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, and played for the Houston ...more

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Delonte West Delonte Maurice West is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Saint Joseph's

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Tony Parker William Anthony "Tony" Parker, Jr. is a French professional basketball player who plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. The son of a professional ...more

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Troy Hudson Troy Hudson is an American retired professional basketball point guard who last played with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.

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Stephen Jackson Stephen Jesse Jackson is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Jackson won ...more

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Marquis Daniels Marquis Antwane Daniels is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at Auburn ...more

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Cedric Ceballos Cedric Z. Ceballos is an American former professional basketball player. As a small forward, he played mostly for the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers, later finishing his NBA career with ...more

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Joe Smith Joseph Leynard Smith is an American former professional basketball player who last played at power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Smith was ...more