NBA players want to be rappers, rappers want to play in the league and movie stars portray both on the big screen.
As for us 'average Joes' we'd take any of their careers in a heartbeat.
It took literally seconds of listening, though, to change that perception.
Don't believe me? Go check it out for yourself. Shumpert made the mixtape available for streaming and downloading at his website.
So that got me thinking: How many players have successfully ventured away from the hardwood?
And where does Shumpert's effort rank among them?