I’m feeling Cavalier: How rappers influenced Cleveland’s first NBA championship

(Credit: David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

(Credit: David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

By Nick Shook
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We’ve heard the connection before. Rappers want to be athletes, athletes want to be rappers. They party together, they collaborate and sometimes, they use their collective power for the greater good.

And then there’s the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James practically gifted us, hip-hop lovers of the world, eight previously unreleased Kendrick Lamar tracks in January, just by telling him hey, the public would really like those songs you privately played for me and friends. Continue reading