Kendrick Lamar Rumors
The song ESPN is using during the NBA playoffs, Kendrick Lamar’s single Humble, has now been turned into a parody video with a Warriors twist. Athletes Underground posted the video this week that features a cartoon Draymond Green as Lamar. He raps about the doubters, the Raiders, and mostly just about how the Warriors are so great that “it’s hard to be humble.”
ESPN shared an NBA playoffs promo video the day before the games begin, and it is fantastic. No, it doesn’t include Pitbull. It’s set to Kendrick Lamar’s new single Humble, which will be the song that you’ll hear throughout the games on ESPN.
Kendrick Lamar dropped a new song on Thursday called The Heart Part 4, and one NBA player’s name was mentioned in the lyrics: Russell Westbrook. And in the lyrics, Lamar makes it clear that he’s not a fan of Kevin Durant and others who “jump sides.”
Westbrook was asked about what he thinks about being name-dropped on Friday. The Thunder guard reacted with a huge smile and said: “K-Dot’s my man. Yes sir, that’s my guy represent West Coast, so I love him. I was surprised. I’m happy. You know, whenever you hear your name in a song you feel like I made it, I made it, especially from my man.”
Young addresses other not-so-serious topics in the full episode. Young shares a not-so-believable story regarding his “Swaggy P” nickname. He raves about rapper Kendrick Lamar, who is Young’s cousin. And Young visits a Russian spa in what could partly account for his productive season thus far.
Between Tuesday and Kobe Bryant’s final game on Wednesday night, you’ll see an endless stream of tributes to the Los Angeles Lakers legend (and that’s as it should be). But it’s possible none of them will match this awesomeness: Kendrick Lamar — with help from ESPN’s Scoop Jackson — doing a poem about the guard along with some of his greatest shots, posterizings and on-court moments. It also uses beats and some lyrics from Lamar’s untitled 07 off his newest album, untitled unmastered, which makes it even better.