In a way, basketball players, rappers, both surface around the same career. Some career years, career games, albums, MVP's, or platinum selling albums.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to the same thing for all three specimens of their career. Money plays a factor in all three lives, as do fame and statistics, all in there own way.
Many rappers have attempted to play basketball, as have actors, and many more ballers have attempted to do the above. Shaquille O'Neal has infamously put his name as a basketball player who tries to rap, as have many other players.
But what they don't realize is how much they're basically living the same life as the other one, just in a different manner.
What I will do is match a rapper/singer, with a particular NBA player, comparing them and explaining why I matched the two together as twins of careers.