Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has caught plenty backlash for his taste in music, most notably his claim that nobody listens to Nas anymore. “That’s not gonna happen,” Ball said while taping an episode “Ball In The Family,” last year. “Y’all outdated, man. Don’t nobody listen to Nas anymore …] Real hip-hop is Migos, Future.”
It should therefore come as no surprise that Nas didn’t crack the 20-year old point guard’s list Top-5 rappers.
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Ahead tonight’s game against the Hawks in Atlanta, Ball was asked to name his Top-5 rappers in the game right now and he reiterated his Migos and Future fandom. In addition to Future, Quavo and Offset, Lonzo also named Drake and 21 Savage as his starting five.
After quickly rattling f his five favorite rappers, Lonzo also spoke about his debut album, what it’s like playing alongside Isaiah Thomas and how he looks out for his “little brother” Kyle Kuzma.
Check out the clip below.
Ball, who recently returned to the Lakers lineup after missing 15 games due to a sprained MCL, is averaging 10.2 points, 7.1 assists and 7.1 rebounds in 37 games this season. Heading into tonight’s game in Atlanta, the Lakers are 11th in the Western Conference with a 25-34 record.