Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Zavey, Lil O, Young Sensation, Delo, Brad Gilmore, D-Risha, Preemo, GT Mayne, Eskabel, more
Not Invited: Jeremy Lin
This Week's Prompt: The NBA All-Star was last weekend. Were your life wagered on a game, and that game came down to the very last shot, which NBA player would you pick to take it? It has to be a current player and you have to take him as he is currently.
Zavey: Kobe... because he is Kobe.
Young Sensation: Kobe Bryant. Duh. The most clutch player in the game today.
hasHBrown: Ray Allen. He's one of the best shooters of all-time. Career field goal percentage: 45 percent and 40 percent from three point land and 90 percent on free throws. #butter
Brad Gilmore: Would the obvious answer be Jeremy Lin? Or would it be more obvious to say Kobe?
Lil O: I hate to say it, but hands down LeBron. He's just on right now and the shots he's taking and hitting are magical.
GT Mayne: As much as I despise saying it... Kobe Bryant.
Medicine Girl: I have no clue. I'm all music, no sports.
RoderickVONN: Kobe because he's probably gonna hit. Or Dirk from Dallas.
Preemo: Kobe, because when it's time he's on.
Eskabel: D. Rose. Enough said.
Chuckway: Manu Ginobili.
Kane: I would pick Ray Allen or Kobe; clutch. They come through when you need them.
Yung Truth: Kevin Durant. He represents Texas via UT and he's probably the best shooter from any point on the court.
Delo: Kevin Durant. He's just a cool, calm shooter. I don't want a nervous shooter with my life in their hands.
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Mac: Kobe Bryant. Even though I'm not particularly fond of him, he is the best player in the league.
D-Risha: I'm gonna go with Kobe even though I hate his guts. He is a great player who any franchise would want on his squad.