Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard is gearing up for his ninth year in the NBA. There's been plenty of chatter during this shortened preseason that Lillard could be a potential MVP candidate for the 2020-21 season.
He’s also being talked about as a top athlete-rapper.
But not the best according to boxer and rapper Roy Jones Jr.
The former four division boxing champion was laying it all out there about his music and other professional athletes' music including Lillard.
I think I’m the best athlete-rapper of all-time.
Roy Jones Jr.
Jones Jr. made the bold claim to Shannon Sharpe, who shared the comments on his Instagram.
So why does Jones Jr. believe he beats out Lillard, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A.?
It’s all about the records sold.
He’s good. But he ain’t sold the records that I sold yet. Dame is good. Dame is really good, but he ain’t sold the records I sold yet. So it’s one thing to be good, it’s another thing to make the songs that people hear and want to hear again.
Roy Jones Jr. comparing his rap game to Damian Lillard’s
It was in 2002 when Roy Jones Jr. released “Round One: The Album.” His first album featured the single "That Was Then" which peaked at number 2 on the Hot Rap Singles chart and number 57 on the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart in the U.S.
Jones Jr. then went on to release a second album with the hip hop group Body Head Bangerz, which was titled "Body Head Bangerz: Volume One."
So who else believes that this comment from Roy Jones Jr. is going to motivate Dame D.O.L.L.A. during the NBA offseason this year?
Lillard did like the Instagram post – so he knows what was said.
We wouldn't mind seeing this athlete-rapper battle.