SOHH Whatcha Think: What MC Should Start A Sports Franchise? 3 Rappers Who Should Cop A Team [Click Here & Speak]

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 12:05AM

Written by J. Bachelor

Sports and Hip-hop have long shared an odd connection: Deion Sanders had a (thankfully) brief stint on the mic, as did NBA star Shaquille O' Neal. And who could forget when No Limit head honcho Master P was in the NBA. Talk about hoop dreams.

[The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.]

So, as news that Entertainment mogul and sports co-owner Jay-Z plans to rename NBA basketball team New Jersey Nets once they relocate to Brooklyn, next year, we thought it'd be a little fun to look a few Hip-hop stars and pose the question -- who should not only create their own franchise but what should it be called?

Here's what we got:

Drake: The Toronto Kittens (NBA)

Heartbreak Drake may not be known for his athleticism, but that doesn't mean he can't pool his money together with a few willing investors and startup a ball team whose mascot reflects his isolated, yet sensitive personality. We figure velour jerseys and matching headbands outta do the trick.

J. Cole: The Carolina Icebergs (NHL)

The man said it himself: Cole World. No blanket. What better a sport to reflect the ice-cold nature of album delays and LP leaks better than hockey? Cole can even coach from the sidelines if he wants. Hockey is known for fights, he'd probably enjoy having his players mix it up with the opposing team.

Jim Jones: The Harlem Hustlers (MLB)

Ballin! Jimmy's hit song from years ago could have been the perfect segue way for him to develop a baseball club. He could grab a few local players having a game of stickball in the hood, clean 'em up and get things going, Hardball style. R.I.P. G-Baby.

Jiggaman didn't create the Nets by a long shot, but it'd be fun to see a few Hip-hoppers start a sports dynasty like no other. SOHH Watcha Think -- What rapper star should create his own sports team

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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