Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are among the new investors in the Philadelphia 76ers after the NBA approved Joshua Harris' purchase of the franchise. Will, of course, is, uh, "West Philadelphia, born and raised." He is also a star of nearly incomparable power, with a stunning box office track record after a hot career making party rap. (By "party rap" I mean the rap acceptable to play at an 8-year-old's birthday party. Bienvenido a la Spongebob bounce house.)
But The Fresh Prince just can't quite knock The G.R.W.B.A.M.S.I.A.T.O.A.T. (Greatest Rapper Who Bought A Minor Stake In A Team Of All Time) off of the top of our Hip Hop Artists Who Own Minor Slices Of NBA Teams Power Rankings. Full rankings after the jump.
Hip Hop Artists Who Own Minor Slices Of NBA Teams Power Rankings
1. Jay-Z, Brooklyn Nets.
2. Will Smith, Philadelphia 76ers. (Incidentally, DJ Jazzy Jeff attends Sixers games when he's in town.)
3. Usher, Cleveland Cavaliers.
4. Nelly, Charlotte Bobcats.
I'm still on board with Gucci Mane sliding in to scoop up the Hawks. We need a new No. 1.
This commentary has been corrected. It previously gave Nelly a stake in the Hawks. Nelly, in fact, is the only person to have once lived in the South who does not own a stake in the Hawks. We regret the error.