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Buzz: Rap ambassadors for everyone
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The Toronto Raptors on Monday announced that rapper Drake would be joining the team as a global ambassador.
A Toronto native, Drake will bring a sense of swag to the Raptors that has been missing for quite some time, and in the process, he’ll also help redesign their uniforms — though, if he really had any sense about him, he’d be looking to change the name altogether.
Regardless, I think it’s a swell idea — akin to the Nets’ former partnership with Jay-Z — and it’s a lead other NBA teams should follow. But the task of deciding which rapper should serve as each team’s ambassador is a challenge, and teams have things like training camp to worry about right now.
Fortunately, I’m here to help with a suggestion for which rapper would make the ambassador for each team in the league:
Miami Heat: Flo Rida gets the nod, narrowly beating out Rick Ross and Uncle Luke, but don’t think we won’t change our minds in a heartbeat if his posse keeps getting kicked out of games . . .
Brooklyn Nets: Jay-Z
New York Knicks: Nas
Chicago Bulls: Kanye West
Atlanta Hawks: Outkast
Boston Celtics: Marky Mark . . .
Milwaukee Bucks: Coo Coo Cal
Philadelphia 76ers: The Roots
Toronto Raptors: Drake
Detroit Pistons: Eminem, but be careful how often you let him in front of a TV camera:
Washington Wizards: Wale
Cleveland Cavaliers: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Charlotte Bobcats: Petey Pablo, but keep your shirt on, please.
Orlando Magic: Dangeruss, the inspiration behind James Franco’s character in Spring Breakers:
Los Angeles Clippers: Kendrick Lamar
Memphis Grizzlies: Three 6 Mafia
Golden State Warriors: Digital Underground
Denver Nuggets: Peyton Manning . . .
Dallas Mavericks: Cowboy Troy
Utah Jazz: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir? DJ Jazzy Jeff? OK, fine, Delirious Miles . . .
Portland Trail Blazers: Macklemore, but he goes straight to the Sonics once they return to Seattle
Minnesota Timberwolves: Atmosphere
Phoenix Suns: Riff Raff. The guy drops Dan Majerle references into his songs, I don’t know what more you could ask . . .
New Orleans Pelicans: Lil’ Wayne
Sacramento Kings: Shaq
Got a better suggestion? Leave it in the comments.
Now, for some links:
• Toronto will host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, eh?
• The NBA is also likely going to ditch the 2-3-2 format in the Finals.
• Apparently A-Rod still has a couple supporters:
Dominican flags out in force supporting A-Rod at his hearing pic.twitter.com/uxNywkHFFe— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) September 30, 2013
• Western Kentucky’s strength coaches are insane . . .
• A guy wearing a shirt promoting a high-class prostitution site spoiled a record-setting ending at the Berlin Marathon.
• Bryce Harper plans to get "as big as a house" this offseason.
• DeAndre Jordan is weird:
• Celtics forward Brandon Bass learned to swim with some little kids . . .
• What were the most popular NFL jerseys in London?
• Three of the Bucs' losses have come after the team had a win probability of 95 percent or better in the last five minutes.
• Three blind swimmers made the swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco — or at least they think they did . . .
• Arizona State will be wearing this hideous get-up on Saturday:
Here it is Sun Devil Nation! We're ready to take the field in these Saturday! Forks Up!! pic.twitter.com/v5365dbteU— Todd Graham (@CoachGrahamASU) September 30, 2013
• Lolo Jones is eating 9,000 calories per day in preparation for the Winter Olympics.
• Torrey Smith had an awesome pregnancy announcement on Instagram:
• Todd Helton thanked Rockies fans with a full-page ad in the Denver Post:
• Cool sweater, Graham Glasgow.
• After tearing his ACL for the second time, Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley will test out the NFL instead of returning to the Gators.
• Andrew Bynum cut his hair:
• Mike Leach reacts to “Popcorn Guy” from Saturday’s Washington State game . . .
• The NHLPA voted to approve hybrid icing, effective immediately.
• Tennessee fans have a message for the recently-fired Lane Kiffin.
• Stephen Colbert takes on the NCAA’s targeting rule . . .
• North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston pranked teammate Marcus Paige: