Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  18 responses

LeBron James Inspired by the Rapper Drake

Unlike his record label-mate Lil’ Wayne, Drizzy Drake is fully on LeBron and the Miami Heat’s side. Yahoo! Sports reports on the buddy-buddy relationship between artist and NBA superstar: “There were no smiley faces. No long text message. No picture. Rather, Grammy-nominated rapper Drake sent his usual encouragement, via BlackBerry Messenger, on game day to his close friend, LeBron James. It simply read: ‘Tonight is your night.’ While watching enthusiastically from a courtside seat, Drake was proven right as James sparked the Miami Heat with 35 points and helped shut down the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose late in a 101-93 overtime victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. With the victory, only one triumph stands in the way of James and the Heat from advancing to the NBA Finals as they own a commanding 3-1 series lead. ‘I always let him know that it’s his night,’ Drake said. ‘Let’s get it, let’s go out there with a clear mind and forget all the other stuff going on and just stay focused on the task. That ring. Tonight, I told him it was his night. And it was his night tonight.’ James saw something special in Drake and his music, and became a big fan, long before Drake’s debut studio album ‘Thank Me Later’ went platinum last year. The Heat star said the two now have grown to share a familial bond. ‘What we have is real family,’ James said. ‘It’s not just because we are successful at what we do. We really care about one another on a day-to-day basis. Anytime you get a friend that can come and support you in what you do, I really respect that. He has a busy schedule. I respect that. Anytime I get some free time, I try to support him as well.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy


  • AD

    Free masons talkn to each other

  • Fat Lever

    Awwww, Drake had Lebron at hello. How cute.

  • barnabusb

    Drake had LeBron at Degrassi.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2010/03/flight-75-dc-to-moscow/ Mitya

    Last name Ever, First Name Greatest


    Bron Bron being Bron Bron.

  • Riggs

    only thing drake inspires is taking cough drops….whiny sounding b*tch.

  • Kas

    LAME you guys

  • Eddie1

    Drake: If you listen closely to the song and remove channel 2 of the track “Thank me now,” Drake raps, “you can thank me now, go head, illuminati B*tches else taste some hot lead”

    Illuminati List
    David Stern
    Lebron James
    Dirk (real last name) Stern
    Slamonline crew
    and more…

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    I was going to make fun of him but then I realized Bron’s only 19. Wait, he’s 26? In the eloquent words of Ghostface: “I aint even got to tell you how the god be feelin bout this nXXXa. But I wish the nXXXa success n long as he stay out a nXXXa way he aint gon get thrown thru no brick walls or nothin like that. Hopefully the nXXXa stop droppin vagina bombs on nXXXas n start rappin like a dude tho nahmean. Aight peace.”

  • cleveland fan

    Lebron and Drake ,what a nice couple!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Butt Buddy’s Forever .

  • Chinatown

    Last name Ever, First name Degrassi..

  • Bravo



    Man. F√¢k Drake and his lame @$$ “last name ever” bs line


    Man. F√¢k Drake and his “last name ever” bs line

  • http://aol.com Run”N’Gun219


  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    LOL @ 1982

    “When he aint startin pillow fights on tour n pollinatin flowers n sh*t son stays spittin wit that tenderized Stephen Hawking voice.
    The n*ggas heart got a ponytail.
    Son could probably make you any origami animal you ask him to namsayin.
    He the type a n*gga to sprinkle rose pedals on his bed before he go to sleep n sh*t.
    Son could probably frost a cake usin his eyes nahmean.
    This n*ggas moms n pops basically got Rick Rolled when the doctor said ‘Its a boy!’
    But it aint like Tone wanna see the n*gga get torn to pieces by a pack a wolves n sh*t. If I seen him would the god wanna beat the garnier fructis outta him? I dont kno b.