Several NBA players have tried their hand at hip-hop and can claim a hit single or two – Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, Chris Webber, Joe Smith, and Steve Francis to name a few.
It goes the other way around as well. Rapper Master P was on the roster for the Charlotte Hornets during the 1998 pre-season, and the Toronto Raptors in preseason the following year. Although his NBA career never panned out, he did play for the Fort Wayne Fury in the Continental Basketball Association and for the ABA’s Las Vegas Rattlers.
The marriage between ballers and hip-hop has been featured in movies, too.
Then-rapper Lil Bow Wow starred in Like Mike and who doesn’t remember the soundtrack from Space Jam?
So, it was only a matter of time until a graphic designer would infuse the two using a different kind of creativity. That’s just what Jesse Nunez did.
The Patterson, New Jersey native took NBA Memes to a new level by expertly photoshopping NBA superstars onto classic Hip Hop album covers. Take a look at the result: A pure digital media masterpiece.
L.A. Clippers (DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin)
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