Aside from the season-long farewell tour for Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers haven’t been much fun to watch lately. However, the team is currently riding a 3 game winning streak and are undefeated in the year of our Lord, 2016. What could be the reason for the Lakers’ sudden resurgence? If you ask Nick Young, he believes that the power of Yeezus has compelled them.
Kanye West, who recently name dropped Nick Young on his latest song “Facts,” says that is the main reason why the Lakers haven’t lost a game since the song dropped. “That’s our anthem before the game,” Young told Lakers beat writer Mark Medina after the game.
“Facts,” which takes aim at Nike and is loosely based off of Drake and Future’s What A Time To Be Alive standout “Jumpman,” was released on New Year’s Eve and boasts Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost sales while shouting out adidas athletes James Harden and the aforementioned Swaggy P.
On the field I’m over reckless, on my Odell Beckham/
2020, I’ma run the whole election …
Tell Adidas that we need a million in production/
I done told y’all, all I needed was the infrastructure/
Now we hottest in the streets, it ain’t no discussion/
James Harden, Swaggy P runnin’ up the budget
Lakers’ teammates, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, predicted that the name-drop would make Young feel some type of way, and they are pretty much correct.
Man can’t nobody tell @NickSwagyPYoung nothing now lol
— Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE) January 1, 2016
I can hear Nick rapping that line through all shoot around tomorrow and during the game he losing his mind right now lol — Jordan Clarkson (@JClark5on) January 1, 2016
While Michael Jordan’s son Marcus has already responded to Kanye’s “Facts,” Nike’s chief ambassador has not and probably has no plans to. According to Toronto Star reporter Chris O’Leary, LeBron James says he “hasn’t really listened” to “Facts,” adding that he’s always loyal to Nike regardless of the situation. James was also name-dropped in “Facts,” referring to Nike’s new deal with LeBron as a desperate move.
James famously signed the company’s first-ever lifetime contract with Nike towards the end of 2015, and if you can pull your memory banks back to 2010, West accompanied James to the Boys and Girls’ Club in Connecticut where he famously announced “The Decision” to take his talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.
For the amount of millions (and possibly billions), James stands to make off of the new deal, I wouldn’t care for facts either.
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