The Blazers star famously uses a rap pseudonym ‘Dame D.O.L.L.A.’ and has consistently been working on his craft on the mic over the years. After launching his fourth studio album last week, Lillard sat down with Complex’s Pierce Simpson to discuss a myriad of topics – including his claim as the greatest NBA rapper ever. “Yes. No hesitation at all,” said Lillard. “And me and Shaq was cool, a lot of people thought when we was going back and forth, that we didn’t like each other. But like to me, it’s just really what I think. I think people always say that, ‘Oh, Shaq got platinum albums or whatever he got’… But Shaq is like a mega star. He is damn near icon level.
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“At that time, that’s the way it was gonna go,” continued the Blazers star. “Now, its different. Everybody rap now. It’s a different game now. I don’t look at it like ‘Oh he did this’. Obviously, I would like to do the same thing, but when you talk about if people gonna listen to all my songs and listen to all his songs they’re gonna be like ‘Dame is the best rapper to ever play’.”
Beef? What beef? A month after releasing a diss track aimed at fellow NBA star Damian Lillard, Shaquille O’Neal says he’s already moved on. “The thing that went on for me and him was just for fun,” Shaq declared at this week’s “NBA on TNT American Express Road Show” event in Los Angeles. “I think he’s really, really good and he’s very talented. We had fun.”
Ballislife.com: Shaq released a 2nd diss track at Damian Lillard: 2nd Round Knockout! “The world going to see you fall / I’m going to do you like Rondo did to Chris Paul” “You rap cause you need it dawg, I do it for sport / When you run I see that tampon string in your shorts”
Ballislife.com: Dame’s 2nd diss song at Shaq: Reign Reign Go Away.
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June 28, 2022 | 12:13 pm EDT Update
Matej Sportinfo: Luka and Goran were asked about the possibility of them playing together in Dallas next season. Luka: “I would like to answer that, but I think it’s a 100.000 penalty if I did. You should ask the GM about that.” Goran: “We can’t talk about it till july 1st.”
Westbrook’s agent Thad Foucher is planning to file the paperwork Tuesday, sources said. Westbrook has a Wednesday deadline on his option. Westbrook, an eight-time All-Star and 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player, enters the final season of his original five-year, $206 million contract.
June 28, 2022 | 11:13 am EDT Update
We’re talking about, you know, high-ranking people who believe that Kyrie is not this is not done. I don’t know. Yeah, let me just say this about the Lakers: He obviously was very interested in joining the Lakers, and the Lakers are very interested in having him. The problem is, is that the Lakers can’t really right now.
The Nets and Irving did come close to an agreement late last week, sources said, before talks stalled out. Sources said Irving had three potential opt-in-and-trade options available to pursue before making his final decision. Across the league, there are only five teams with projected salary-cap space: Detroit, San Antonio, Orlando, Indiana and New York, with all wanting to build around younger players or prioritizing other free agents. For their part, the Lakers were much more motivated to have Irving sign as a free agent than they were in acquiring the three-time All-NBA guard via trade, sources said. And as Irving went through his opt-in-and-trade options — as well as the potential of joining the Lakers in free agency — the decision to return to Brooklyn crystalized.
Irving’s agent, Shetellia Riley Irving, and the Nets front office held extensive and productive extension discussions over the past six days, with sources on both sides describing good-faith negotiations to reach a new deal. The Nets and Shetellia Riley Irving worked through various proposals, including a two-year max extension that included incentives based on games played as well as a four-year max that included two years guaranteed and triggers for years three and four based on the games played in years one and two, sources said. Irving showed a willingness to accept an incentive-based deal before a final counter was made to the Nets, according to sources: a short-term contract extension protecting both sides with a player option. Brooklyn declined.