LeBron James Is The JAY-Z Of The NBA

HipHop News Posted on July 31, 2020 at 3:08am

LeBron James Is The JAY-Z Of The NBA

A breakdown of how James' power in sports, entertainment and politics is a glaring parallel to his longtime friend Shawn Carter.

EDITORIAL – The NBA resumed its regular season on Thursday (July 30) and LeBron James is heavily favored by oddsmakers to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their 17th world championship.

King James mirrors JAY-Z, a predictable victor whenever his name enters a conversation. Beyond a reasonable doubt, James and Hov are the best of both worlds in the NBA and Hip Hop, respectively..centered-ad {

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Beyond their slew of awards, both men transcend music and sports. They have maintained a close relationship since James was drafted out of high school by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003.

The four-time NBA MVP’s humble upbringing in Ohio, NBA all-time records and off-the-court power moves in business, philanthropy, social justice and have paralleled much of Hov’s own life.

But their shrewd business moves and charity work have occasionally been met with trepidation by the media.

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After James won the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award, axed FOX Sports personality co-host Jason Whitlock bemoaned JAY-Z’s influence on James.

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