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Basketball 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 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 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 Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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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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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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Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected out of high ...more

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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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Lance Stephenson Jr. (born September 5, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Lincoln High ...more

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LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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