New York rapper Dave East is staying busy linking with the biggest basketball players. After recently hooking up with Damian Lillard, the Harlem native rubbed elbows with New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony.

Dave went to Instagram last night (September 10) with pics of himself and Melo.

#NYFW Mi Primo @carmeloanthony 📷 @brock_mills | styled by @erntheman

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In late August, Dave East pulled through for an NBA 2K18 event with Portland Trailblazer Damian Lillard.

#DamianLillard time at the #NBA2K18 event in NYC!

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In a recent interview, Dave talked about gearing up to release multiple hits with R&B star Chris Brown.

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During a recent visit to Rap-Up HQ, the Harlem rapper revealed the big news. “We got another joint,” said East. “Me and Chris got like three records but we got a new joint with me, him, and Kap G that’s coming soon…It’s called ‘Bentley Truck.’” While fans wait on that collabo, they will be treated to the video for “Perfect,” which Brown co-directed. “The video shoot was dope,” said East. (Rap-Up)

Recently, Dave raised eyebrows after dishing on his plans to invade the Hollywood movie scene.

“Honestly, the acting is fun, man. It’s something I always seen myself doing. Like, I can [re-enact] mad movies,” Dave East tells XXL. “So the fact that that’s even like being offered to me now like I got scripts in my email. I’m reading different scripts. I auditioned for Star Wars. It’s crazy. I would’ve never in a million years been trying to think I would’ve been reciting like, Luke Skywalker lines. It’s crazy, man! But they on it, you know what I’m saying? So I got back in the gym. I just want to be the best Dave I could be.” (XXL Mag)