Lil B Accepts Tryout Invitation


Jul 11, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard D

Lil B Accepts Tryout Invitation

Lil B is a rapper. A 5’6″ rapper with NBA aspirations. He is also fairly well off, with an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.   But rich or poor, he has a dream, a hope, to play in the NBA.  Those apirations just became a reality, or at least the door has opened.

And so, the Philadelphia 76ers, a team knowingly open to finding NBA talent from any walks of life, is now open to the music industry for new talent.

Lil B, famous in his own right for rapping on the west coast, became known in NBA circles when he cursed LeBron James and J.R. Smith for their overconfidence during the NBA playoffs. Apparently, the NBA noticed, particularly the Philadelphia 76ers D-league team, the Deleware 87ers.

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The tryout will be held on September 19, 2015 at the New Castle Police Athletic League Facility in New Castle, Delaware.  The invitation was accepted.   The NBA D-League, in essence, is the farm system for NBA hopefuls to compete and hone the skills required to perform at an NBA level in competition.  One of the current 76er players, Robert Covington, competed in the D-League.   In accepting the invite, Lil B pointed out that NBA player Jeremy Lin began his career in the D-League as well:

The Philadelphia 76ers may not be the powerhouse of the NBA, yet, but there are days when the storylines are just far too enjoyable to deny. This is one such story and I love it!

Lil B is the stage name of Brandon Christopher McCartney and was born August 17, 1989. He also is known to his fans as “The BasedGod” and is a rap artist, record producer, author and motivational speaker from Berkeley, California. Lil B has recorded both solo and with The Pack. His solo work spans several genres, including hip hop, new age, and choral, and is often described as “based”. His work is generally about a lifestyle of positivity and tolerance.

His feud with NBA players has been part of his history. He has feuded with Kevin Durant, who questioned the artist’s popularity. In retaliation, Lil B placed the NBA star under “TheBaseGod” curse. He also questioned James Harden, and threatened a similar curse if he does not get a response. He placed the curse on Harden on May 24, 2015. On May 27, 2015, Harden set an NBA playoff record with 13 turnovers.

Lil B has ten albums recorded, the most recently is an instrumental  Tears 4 God in 2012 as a digital download.

BREAKING UPDATE:   I managed to locate a video on YouTube of Lil B trying out for the Santa Cruz Warriors

The Warriors are a D-league affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. While Lil B did not make the team, he now has experience with the open tryout forum and will be able to use that in his upcoming tryout for the Delaware 87ers. I am looking forward to it, and hope he realizes his dream.

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