They are quite entertaining and cheer-worthy when they are out in the field, doing what they do best. But some of them take to crooning or rapping, and make us wonder why they just cannot stick to what they do best, i.e. play the sport!
Here are five of the worst rapping athletes ever.
1. Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones can run rings around his opponents in the boxing ring, but somebody please tell him that he cannot rap. Roy Jones specializes in motivational rap songs, how about that? You can listen to them as you practice the right hook and jab, or as you work up a sweat. But make no mistake, Roy is better off boxing than rapping. Y’all Must Have Forgot is an especially forgettable song of his.
Shaq is not such a bad rapper, but his songs are cheesy. But we love him anyway, don’t we?
3. Metta World Peace
First of all, look at what he has done with his name! And with his out there attitude, it is no surprise that he raps. And somehow it is also not very surprising that he raps bad.
4. Kobe Bryant
Kobe is undoubtedly right there at the top, arguably alongside Michael Jordan. Unfortunately, his rapping skills are inversely proportional to his basketball skills. Kobe should definitely stick to dunking.
5. Jason Kidd
We kid you not, Jason Kidd raps! Kidd is one of the really bad athlete rappers out there, but let’s not forget that he was the one who helped the Mavericks win their first NBA title.
6. Chris Webber
Chris Webber had a great career in the NBA. He was known to be the hip-hop ambassador while playing at Michigan, but his rapping left a lot to be desired.