The Denver Nuggets finally nabbed Brian Shaw, and with him comes an immense knowledge of basketball learned under the likes of Phil Jackson and Frank Vogel.
Oh, and an ability to spit out a few bars.
While Cedric Ceballos and Dana Barros arose as the best of the early days of NBA rap, and possibly the best ballers-turned-rappers since.
However, Shaw's "Anything Can Happen" is a bit more heavy and heartfelt, dropping lines about the death of his mom, dad and sister in a car crash, and the support he got from his aunt, uncle and girlfriend.
If you were to come and listen to the track having no idea who's singing, there are a few hiccoughs here and there with clunky wording and a rushed pace. But for an amateur to the rap world, Shaw put together a pretty solid track.
Not only did it have the perfect stereotypical synth track to date it to the early '90s, but the laid-back flow and West Coast sound is definitely what was hot in hip hop at the time.
Combine that with the background singers crooning that, "Aaannnyyyythaaanggg can haaapuuuuun" and Shaw's got himself one of the best tracks on the album.
Perhaps strangest about B-Ball's Best Kept Secret, Jason Kidd, who was hired for the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job over Shaw, had a track on that album as well with the hilariously self-promotional "What the Kidd Did."
What I can tell you right now is that if hip-hop skills translate to head coaching ability, Shaw is going to wipe the floor with Kidd. Plus, I'm ready to hear Jackson drop down a few bars if that's true.
Shout out to The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman for digging this bad boy up.