Dame D.O.L.L.A -- the alter ego of Blazers star Damian Lillard -- has a special talent off the hardwood: Rapping.
But so does Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III -- that guy can throw down some rhymes (if that's the right terminology). But the two could be heading towards a rap battle, maybe even "8 Mile" style.
The Kings rookie went on ESPN's "First Take" Thursday morning and laid down the challenge.
ESPN's Max Kellerman said Bagley and Lillard are the two best MCs in the NBA, but Bagley begged to differ -- he said it was himself. And Bagley didn't skip a beat when saying he would be happy to dual it out against the four-time All-Star.
Lillard then responded.
I won’t be on first take... but if that’s what he want ... shoot https://t.co/povZmf2a3F— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 20, 2019
So it looks like we have ourselves a competition, but it doesn't appear it'll be televised, unfortunately.
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And if you're wondering if they're actually talented -- yes -- they're really good.
Bagley, a.k.a. MB3FIVE, shot a music video on the Tower Bridge overlooking the Sacramento River and honestly, it wasn't bad:
Lillard -- er I mean, Dame D.O.L.L.A is also skilled -- The Ringer even did its own research to determine that very question. They ended up giving him with an overall "C-plus" average, which would have been higher if he changed his name.
We know Bagley and Lillard will battle it out during Kings-Blazers games this season. Now we know they're game to compete off the court as well.