News: Drake Balls W/ LeBron James, Will Judge All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 6:00PM
Rapper Drake and NBA superstar LeBron James will reportedly team up to judge this Friday's All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk qualification contest.
According to reports, the rapper will also treat fans to a performance.
With the NBA All-Star game getting under way this weekend in Dallas, Drake and LeBron James are set to judge the amateur Sprite Slam Dunk contest. The event takes place this Friday at 9:00 p.m. and will also feature a performance by Drizzy. (Rap Radar)
The event will kick-off this Friday from Dallas, Texas.
Nate Robinson, the defending champion and winner of the 2006 event, will be joined in the competition by the Los Angeles Lakers' Shannon Brown and Charlotte's Gerald Wallace. A fourth participant will be determined in a dunk-off between Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and the Los Angeles Clippers' Eric Gordon at halftime of the Rookie Challenge on Friday. (ESPN)
James previously spoke on having Drake record the hit "Forever" collaboration track for his recent documentary, More Than A Game.
"I got some good friends that manage Drake, Ye and Wayne," James said during a press conference. "So through a mutual friend -- we thought it would be great if they could do a song for us for the soundtrack...Jimmy Iovine from Interscope of course had a huge part, Polow Da Don did a lot of things for the soundtrack. The soundtrack is great, I'm looking forward to it also being an intricate part of the whole movie and everything." (Press Conference)
Drake leads the "Forever" collaboration ahead of Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem.
"Last name Ever, first name Greatest," Drake raps. "Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothin' to play with/Started off local, but thanks to all the haters/I know G4 pilots on a first-name basis/In your city faded off the brown, Nino/She insists she got more class, we know/Swimming in the money, come and find me, Nemo/If I was at the club you know I balled, chemo/Dropped a mixtape, that sh*t sounded like an album/Who'd thought a country-wide tour be the outcome Labels want my name beside an X like Malcolm/Every got a deal, I did it without one Yeah, n*gga, I'm about my business/Killin' all these rappers, you would swear I had a hitlist Everyone who doubted me is askin' for forgiveness/If you ain't been a part of it, at least you got to witness/B*tches." ("Forever")
Check out the "Forever" track down below: