The 2010 Hate LeBron Received Fueled Waka Flocka’s “Hard In Da Paint”

    For those who didn’t know, Waka Flocka Flame is one of the few rappers out here that can actually hoop.

    Since Big Homie Flocka’s emergence in the rap game, he’s had the ability to make anthem music for the hood, the dance floor, and for the gym, including his classic hit, the Lex Luger-produced track “Hard in Da Paint.” 

    Waka Flocka Made Hard In The Paint For LeBron James

    Though the song is almost nine years old and undeniably a banger, the origins behind it are tied to the NBA and one superstar in particular. 

    “I wanted this to be LeBron James‘ theme song.”

    Waka Flocka “Hard in Da Paint” (Official Video)

    Buy Waka Flocka Flame’s new album Triple F Life here: http://smarturl.it/TripleFLifeYT Album In Stores NOW!!! 2010 WMG Download the new Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame Street Album, “Ferrari Boyz” on iTunes – http://bit.ly/FerrariboyziTunes Download Flockaveli on iTunes – http://bit.ly/FlockaveliiTunes Check out Waka Flocka Flame’s official music video for his hot new single, “Hard in Da Paint”.

    “Hard In Da Paint” came out around the same time as LeBron’s first big “Decision” where we saw King James team up with his eternal homie, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh down in Miami. Considering how the fans (cough, cough, Cleveland) at the time began to vilify the modern day GOAT, Flocka channeled that energy into one of his signature hits. 

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    Kyle Harvey is a writer, producer and the current managing editor of The Shadow League. Host of the Points On The Board podcast, and a proudly washed college athlete, Harvey had previous stints at Slant News, The Bleacher Report, NBC News, and theGrio. Originally from Wilmington, DE, Harvey graduated from North Carolina A&T State University.