LeBron James on Kendrick Lamar pic.twitter.com/XYaMtwWlEI
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 21, 2017
“He’s an unbelievable artist”
During last night’s post-game press conference (where LBJ led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a huge comeback against the Indiana Pacers) he was was asked his thoughts on the Kung Fu Kenny album and he was caught off guard a bit by it. He went on to say that he relates to him because of how he’s an inner city kid and his lyrics impact him because of where they both came from.
His story of the notion of you either play basketball or sell drugs, that’s it, there’s no out. You become a statistic. As an African-American kid growing up in the inner city, they don’t believe you can get out and become something. That’s why I’m able to relate to a lot of his lyrics and relate to a lot of his stories. He’s an unbelievable artist and an unbelievable person. I’m glad he’s able to put those words onto a track for all of us to be able to hear. For me, I definitely appreciate it.
The Cavs will play Game 4 against the Pacers on Sunday, in an elimination game to advance.