With the NBA season in full gear, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has dished out his issues with Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and defending Miami Heat champion LeBron James.
Although he gave Bryant an edge over King James, Flocka made sure to let the world know he cannot ride for either NBA superstar.
“As a basketball player, I’ll say Kobe Bryant,” Waka said in an interview. “And I hate Kobe Bryant. I feel like LeBron’s a sellout. No matter what nobody say. As a kid growing up it was never about no check or no ring. It was about, ‘I play basketball, man. I’m happy because I’m in the NBA.’ Now everybody, it’s like a check and a ring.” (WiLD 94.9)
Over the summer, renowned movie director Spike Lee took a similar stance when asked about Kobe and LeBron.
“That’s a blockbuster. It tilted the power again,” Spike told MTV News after hearing the news Friday morning. The way Lee figures it, if his beloved Knicks aren’t in contention for the NBA title next season, he wouldn’t mind seeing L.A. win their 12th championship since moving to Los Angeles more than 50 years ago. For Spike, anything would be better than seeing New York rivals LeBron James and his Miami Heat win another championship. “I rather the Lakers win it than the Heat,” he said. “I do not want the Heat to win back-to-back. Hell no, hell-to-the-nah.” (MTV)
Once a Lebron fan, Cleveland’s Machine Gun Kelly predicted James would lose in the NBA Finals last June.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat will tip-off against the Oklahoma City Thunder to begin the NBA Finals Tuesday night (June 12). One rapper who definitely does not want to see King James and the Heat capture the NBA title is Machine Gun Kelly. After spitting the line, “Never mind that’s just Kells with that Heat, no LeBron though,” on his hit, “Wild Boy,” the Cleveland MC echoed that sentiment on a recent radio station stop “Oh no, he’s not taking it,” MGK said in reference to LeBron on Power 107.5. “If he doesn’t do it this year, then he won’t do it again.” (XXL Mag)
Despite the prediction, James and the Heat won the NBA Finals.
The Miami Heat were as hot as their namesake, and the decision of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to play together was finally validated after coming close in their first year together, as the trio lifted the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy, knocking out the Oklahoma City Thunder, 4-1, with a 121-106 win, Thursday (Friday, PHL time), in front of their hometown fans. (GMA News)
Check out Waka Flocka Flame’s interview below: