A lot of NBA players seem to have too much free time on their hands and don’t know what to do with it during the Summer months. While rookies are getting their first taste of NBA action in the Las Vegas and Orlando Summer Leagues, players like Carmelo Anthony decided to get hitched, and still others like Chris Paul are contemplating what team they want to play for next. And while all of those are arguably worthwhile causes, 2nd year player DeJuan Blair of the San Antonio Spurs decided to go a different route………….by trying his hand at spittin’ lyrics.
You heard it right, the former University of Pittsburgh big man has made an appearance in a new video with the hip-hop group P.O.P. singing the hook, using the ever popular auto-tune machine to help his rather shall we say, lack of melodic talent. Ok, that’s not fair since he’s not that bad, but let’s just say that Jay-Z isn’t worried. Blair obviously has been influenced by a number of other NBA stars recently deciding to showcase their rhyming skills like Dwyane Wade’s spitting lyrics on Jay Leno, and who could forget Ron Artest’s newest track called “Champions”, recorded immediately after winning a world title.
After being passed over by a number of teams on draft day last year, Blair impressed in his rookie season by posting some pretty impressive numbers like 7.8 ppg, 6.4 rebs, while shooting more than 56% from the field. He reportedly is shooting close to 1,000 jump shots per day to even further improve his contributions to the Spurs for next season. He had better, since he will be in a dog fight for minutes with Spanish League MVP, Tiago Splitter, whom the Spurs were finally able to convince to come to the states for next season.
Is it me, or does DeJuan look a lot thinner?
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen also provides content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.