Ball players want to be rappers. Rappers want to be ball players. It’s the same old thing, over and over. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear Miami Heat superstar LeBron James hitting the mic to freestyle over the Jay-Z, Kanye West inspired “Paris” track.
This of course isn’t the first time we’ve heard King James on the mic as he’s dropped a few painful verses on Drake instrumentals before, but it seems as if the Akron native has improved his skills a bit on his most recent attempt. Then again, that wasn’t exactly a difficult task.
Few professional athletes have ever successfully transformed their on field or on court success to the studio, though, Shaquille O’Neal is probably the most famous to have done so with some mild success. Former NBA player Joe Smith would probably be considered the best to transition from the court to the music industry, releasing an album under the pseudonym “Joe Beast”. Smith also produced and rapped the Atlanta Hawks introduction song for a few seasons as well.
You can listen to LeBron flow on his Instagram page by clicking here.