Kendrick Lamar Rumors
Add rapper Kendrick Lamar to the list of people who have sent messages of respect to Paul Pierce, whose 19-year NBA career came to an end a couple weeks ago when the Clippers were knocked out of the playoffs by the Jazz. The Clippers shared a heartfelt video that Lamar narrated on Thursday. It thanks Pierce for inspiring the city of Los Angeles as The Heart Part 4 instrumental plays in the background.
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.