Guided by head coach, Frank Vogel and assistant coaches Phil Handy and Jason Kidd, the Lakers are looking to make a deep run in the NBA playoffs, which start next week, with Davis and James leading the way. They have a supporting cast to complete that run with the likes of Kyle Kuzma, Alex Caruso, J.R. Smith, Dwight Howard, Dion Waiters, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Danny Green.
Master P ‘Loves’ the Morris Twins: ‘You Can’t Come Out All Meek’
Appearing on #WORDSWITHSCOOP Presented by Orox Leather, rapper and producer Master P tells me he likes what he sees out of the Lakers and LeBron James.
“I think LeBron’s gonna be something terrible to deal with man and Anthony Davis is – it’s gonna be crazy,” Master P said. “I’ma tell you what I love though … It’s funny, I love the twins (Marcus and Markieff Morris) because one is on the Lakers and one is on the Clippers. And like, the twins go so hard you can’t come out all meek. I was watching when one twin was on LeBron like, twin ain’t gonna back down for nothing and I think one of them is going to win a championship.”
A three-time NBA champion, James won two NBA championships while playing alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat. James also won one NBA championship in 2016 as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers with teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
Master P has Deep Ties to the NBA
Master P has a longtime connection with the NBA. In 1998, he was signed to a preseason contract by the Charlotte Hornets. In 1999, he got a similar deal with the Raptors. He never appeared in an NBA game, however. He had a brief stint in the CBA, with the Fort Wayne Fury, as well as in the International Basketball League and the American Basketball Association.
He appeared in the NBA’s Celebrity Game over All-Star weekend twice, in 2008 and 2017.
Master P said he is most excited for the addition of Anthony Davis, a former All-Star for Master P’s hometown New Orleans Pelicans. “Man, he’s a beast, to be honest with you,” Master P tells me.
He can go anywhere and he plays hard. I love his family structure. Him and his dad are close and you know, anybody in the league educates and I love that he has people around him that’s educated, that came from the streets and they’re with him. … You need your family with you. LeBron’s around him; he has so many good people around him, but I just love his leadership. He knows that he’s a leader even though he has leaders around him. So a lot of people didn’t think he and LeBron was going to be able to work, but they’re able to have two big superstars on one team but, they both know who they are so, they both know their roles and they both know they’re leaders so, I really proud of him stepping up and being who he needs to be and not worrying about what people say or what people say on social media because social media is a gift and a curse.