Marvin Bagley wanted a rap battle and, well, he got one.
The Kings youngster challenged Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, who might be as good a rapper as he is an NBA player, during a Thursday appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.” Lillard gladly accepted, and it took him mere hours to throw one helluva haymaker on his Soundcloud page.
“Amateur bars, man. Grown-man bars is something you got to deal with. So, all this elaborated, fabricated ain’t going to equal up to this real s--t.”
And away Lillard goes, with a 2-minute diss track that lit up Twitter.
Blazers teammates Evan Turner and Meyers Leonard left no doubt what they thought of Dame’s lyrics, as did the team’s Twitter account.
Bruhhhhhhhh 😳😳🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/cSknF6jCcR— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) June 21, 2019
Evidently, Bagley dropped his own track earlier Thursday, although it didn’t receive quite the attention that Lillard’s did.
⌚️... https://t.co/SeLdbz3F0y— Marvin Bagley III (@MB3FIVE) June 20, 2019
Lillard heard it, nonetheless, and the Oakland native wasn’t playing.
He sent a track at me first... I was leaving it alone. This my one and only time responding. Back to my album lol https://t.co/3eyfC087hl— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 21, 2019
I was being quiet cuz I just rap and enjoy the music bra. But he keep mentioning my name. https://t.co/GZIXQ3OZkp— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 21, 2019
This poop 👎🏽 https://t.co/R4vFt1iQHk— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) June 21, 2019
To quote DJ Khaled: Congratulations, you played yourself.