Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has shared his reaction to the recent signing of NBA superstar LeBron James to the Miami Heat.
Blogging from Rikers Island, Wayne said the move was a good one and will likely set precedent for teams in years to come.
“Oh Lebron! The recent move by the Miami Heat confirms that we will someday soon have that good ole basketball back with all due respect to the Lakers-Celtics 7 game series. This move reminds me of the days when it was Johnson, Worthy, and Jabbar vs. Bird, Parrish, and McHale, or Thomas, Dumars, and Lambeer. Well now we have Bryant, Gasol, Bynum, and Pierce, Allen, Garnett, and ultimately, Wade, bosh, and James! Do expect this to become “protocol” to win an NBA title. As for many more teams have and will be stacking their rosters with stars. I believe that this Miami team will be explosive as intended. Anything less than an NBA championship title will be uncivilized. 72-10 anybody?” (Weezy Thanx You)
After James made his televised announcement to join the Heat, artists like Rick Ross had their reactions recorded.
In the footage, which was shot by Ross’ video director Spiff TV, Ross, hearing James reveal his plans, jumps up as if he were watching the former #23 make a game-winning shot in the seventh game of the NBA finals. Ross, wearing a black T-shirt, jumps out of his seat with his eyes and mouth wide open and both his arms extended with his hands balled up in fists. (MTV)
Writing in a blog post last week, Ice Cube said his hometown Los Angeles Lakers are too dominant for James and company.
“Kurupt is one of my favorite MC’s. He’s got complicated metaphors that’s still gangsta,” Cube wrote on Thursday (July 15). “15 minutes after he left the room in came Snoop. We talked about the Lakers kickin’ the Celtics a** in the Finals. We laughed about LeBron joining The Heat. It won’t work, Lakers are still the team to beat.” (Ice Cube’s Blog)
James made his long-awaited decision to join the Heat last week.
In the here and now, LeBron James probably did the best thing for himself. By joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to form an NBA superpower squad, James, who announced Thursday night that he was bolting Cleveland via free agency, will more than likely win a championship — or two or three — sooner rather than later. And ultimately, that’s what James so desperately wants after seven “failed” seasons with the Cavaliers. (ESPN)
Check out some past footage of LeBron James down below: