The Portland Trail Blazers and Kings are both staying at the Yacht Club Hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort during the NBA's Orlando restart. Is there any chance that Damian Lillard and Marvin Bagley can get adjacent rooms for some collaborative tracks?
Lillard already announced that he is bringing a recording studio to Orlando, planning to set up in his hotel room.
Bagley confirmed Thursday that he also plans on bringing his gear to the bubble to help pass the time.
"That's a must, especially being down there for that long, it would be kind of hard for me not to be able to write and record, especially being in the bubble," Bagley said on a video conference call with reporters Thursday. "I'm definitely going to bring my recording stuff and just record whenever I can, whenever I have down in my room, some relax time."
There is going to be plenty of downtime for the players as they set up camp in Orlando. If the playoffs weren't incentive enough, both Lillard and Bagley will be fighting for more studio time away from the distractions of regular life.
In case anyone forgot, Bagley challenged Lillard, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A., to a rap battle last summer. Lillard fired off a Bagley diss track, which went over well with his teammates. Before Bagley even had a chance to jump in, Lillard had already dropped a second track that was equally brutal.
Eventually, a truce was called between the two.
Same! Nothing but respect my g✊🏽it was fun https://t.co/z0BhnBnS9j— Marvin Bagley III (@MB3FIVE) June 21, 2019
With time on their hands and all eyes focused on the NBA, maybe Bagley and Lillard could work together under social-distancing protocols and cut a track together from the bubble. The Blazers and Kings wouldn't play until a potential play-in series, so it might be their only chance to trade bars once again.
Can Marvin Bagley, Damian Lillard reignite rap battle in NBA bubble? originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area