One of the perks of being a pro athlete is access to the exclusive celebrity fraternity of the rich and famous; restaurant reservations become obsolete, credit limits disappear, and your phone's contacts read like the VIP list for the most coveted Grammy afterparties.
Hip-hop has long been one of the most visible natural accoutrements to the sports industry, providing the killer tracks that get an arena or stadium rocking and the larger-than-life attitude that embodies the confidence of a champion.
And like the gravitation of Uncle Joey to Uncle Jessie, or Paul Pfeiffer to Kevin Arnold, the stars of hip-hop make a natural pairing with star athletes. So much so that the business of both industries often intertwines.
From courtside to the VIP area of Miami's hottest clubs, athletes can be seen hobnobbing with chart-topping hip-hop artists—and for some, so much so that paparazzi and fans take notice.
The question is, Can you match the rapper to his athlete BFF?