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The Best NBA Players Who Rap, Ranked

Updated June 21, 2019 3.2k votes 528 voters 14.1k views

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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