Lil Durk may be making a case to start in the 2020 All-Star NBA Celebrity Game.

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As Drake once said, “I think sports and music are so synonymous, ’cause we wanna be them and they wanna be us.” Basketball and Hip-Hop have always maintained a great history when brought together.

Some basketball players have released albums, most notably NBA Hall of Famer and platinum-selling rapper, Shaquille O’Neal. On the other hand, Master P was the only rapper to have played an official NBA game. Percy Miller played for both the Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets. Miller’s on-court talent landed him some playing time in a Raptors’ pre-season game, where he scored a solid 8 points in his debut.


Durk is channeling his hometown roots. Chicago has a rich basketball history, thanks to the GOAT, Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Jordan led the Bulls to 6 NBA Titles and put the city on the map as the premier team of the 90s. It is no question that Durk grew up watching MJ’s most historic performances.

NBA trainer, Chris Brickley, linked with Lil Durk recently and the 26-year-old showed his drip was not only in his style, but his jump shot as well. The “No Label” rapper may want to keep that same energy when the NBA All-Star Weekend comes to the Chi next year. The last time All-Star Weekend was held in Chicago was 1988 and His Airness took home the MVP award. What do you think of Durk’s skills? Can he give Quavo “Left Handed” Huncho a run for his money on the court?