News: Lil B Makes "Based" History, Tries Out For NBA Team [Video]
Monday, Oct 15, 2012 12:00PM
After hinting at wanting to try out for an NBA team weeks ago, West Coast rapper Lil B came close to fulfilling his goal by going out and lacing up for the Golden State Warriors' D-League team.
Details of the Based God's move have started to circulate online.
Last month, Lil B let the world know that he was planning on trying out for the Golden State Warriors. And, over the weekend, he stayed true to his word. Er, sort of. In actuality, The Based God didn't try out for the Golden State Warriors; he tried out for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the D-League affiliate of the Warriors. But, hey, that's still pretty impressive, right? Er, again, sort of. As you can see in the video above (which, unfortunately, does not feature Lil B), there was also a 76-year-old man in attendance at the tryouts. And, as it turns out, anyone willing to fork over 100 bucks was allowed to tryout for the team. (Complex)
Lil B kept fans abreast with his try-out through a series of Twitter posts.
"At the nba warriors tryouts right now just did a interview for the news, love to the whole golden state warriors staff i love yall - Lil B," he tweeted Sunday (October 14).
"ITS CRAZY CUZ I THOUGHT COACH WUD BE PLAYING ME AS THE 1 AT NBA TRY OUTS TODAY BUT HE WANTED ME AT THE 2, TODAY WAS #BASED HISTORY - Lil B" (Lil B's Twitter)
In late September, the West Coast rapper revealed his hoop dreams.
"I wanna let you know ima be trying out for the nba golden state warriors in october lets stay #based and positive - Lil B," he tweeted September 26th.
"WHOS SOME OF THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYERS IN MINNEAPOLIS ??!!!! I WANNA HAVE SOME FULL COURTS DM ME IF YOU NBA OR TOP IN STATE - Lil B" (Lil B's Twitter)
Over the summer, he reportedly got into a small melee with NBA star Kevin Durant.
It started during the playoffs last year when KD called Lil' B a "wack" rapper. You know how rappers love them a celebrity beef to up their profile, you had a feeling this was not going to die Now Lil B has a new video out called "Warm Ups" on which he calls out Durant. So Durant took to twitter and said "Yo shut up." I like it. I think the "yo" really makes it. Durant stuck with that theme in his next tweet: "Yo leave me alone lol, if you wanna play me you gotta come to OKC I'm not coming to Oakland." Actually, Durant will be in Oakland on Jan. 23 because Golden State's Oracle Arena is in Oakland, but that's nit picking. Besides, Lil B was all down with coming out to the OKC to play and tweeted: ""So book a ticket to OKC for this Monday? @KDTrey5 I WILL BE THERE FLIGHT IN THE MORNING, AND PREP." (NBC Sports: Pro Basketball Talk)
Check out footage of the tryouts below: