Master P Wants to Be Lakers' New HC: 'If You Want to Win, Bring Me In'

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVApril 17, 2022

Master P performs at day one of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
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Master P has the answer to the Los Angeles Lakers' woes: himself.

The rapper advocated for himself as the Lakers' next head coach, saying he would bring in a star-studded group of assistant coaches.

"They need some alpha males over there. Can't get nothing bigger than me," Master P told TMZ Sports (around the 1:30 mark). "If you want to win, bring me in. At least give it a shot because this is Hollywood. When you look at the Lakers, I know what Mr. Buss done, he thought outside the box. So, if Jeanie Buss wants to think outside the box, I'll bring some hell of assistant coaches with me like Shaq, John Lucas. I don't know if Shaq wants to do that, but if he do, we can take over."

While most know Master P for his rap career and business empire, he also has basketball bonafides. The 51-year-old spent time on the training camp roster of the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors in 1999 but didn't make the roster for either team. 

This isn't the first time Master P has stumped for a coaching job. A year ago, the New Orleans native said he wanted to take over the Pelicans after Stan Van Gundy's firing.

The team ultimately chose to go in another direction, as almost certainly will the Lakers. That said, it's hard to believe Master P would have done a worse job than the disaster that took place during the 2021-22 season in Los Angeles.