When Stars Align: Comparing NBA Greats with the Hottest in Hip-Hop

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When Stars Align:  Comparing NBA Greats with the Hottest in Hip-Hop

Ever since Ice Cube had the brew and his girl had the Chronic, and the Lakers beat the Supersonics, rap and the NBA have been inextricably intertwined. In fact, before NBA Players dressed like rappers, rappers dressed like NBA players; often donning their favorite player's authentic or throwback in music videos.

Rap and the NBA have had a long-standing love affair: NBA players getting pumped up by rap music, and rap musicians reveling in the many joys of NBA court-side patronage.

So, it's only natural that some of the NBA's brightest stars could be compared to some of hip-hop's superstars. I'm going to try to refrain from making convoluted career comparisons, and stick to my guns while comparing some of my favorite M.C.'s to my favorite NBA players.

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