We knew the Western conference was competitive, but bruh.
Not that long ago the NBA was staunchly anti-hip-hop. The dress code change and the moratorium on NBA players pursuing rap careers were visceral with David Stern, the former NBA commissioner.
Now, years later, hip-hop is such a pervasive part in the lives of most of the players that that culture spills over into the NBA regularly.
It all started on First Take with Marvin Bagley III.
— First Take (@FirstTake) June 20, 2019
Once Dame Lillard heard his name it was on during draft night, releasing a diss track on soundcloud.
Bagley hit back hard early Friday morning when he released “Checkmate,” which features a picture of him burping baby Damian Lillard.
— Marvin Bagley III (@MB3FIVE) June 21, 2019
“I said your name a couple of weeks ago, you been in a casket, and now you tryna rise up, I see you fakin’ a passion, I’m finna turn this Dame Dolla to chump change”
Talk to ’em, Rook.
He also went at Dame’s signature shoes.
“Adidas did send some Dames, but I thought they were wack, as soon as I opened the box, I sent them s–ts right back.”