Rick Ross, Fat Joe and The LOX unite for NBA playoffs theme, “The Game”


Rick RossFat Joe and The LOX are heard on the anthem for the 2023 NBA playoffs. The rappers united for “The Game,” on which they appear as ambassadors for teams playing in this year’s playoff games.

“Living like I’m Young Thugga, winning shot at the buzzer/ Do it all for my n*****, VIP for my mother,” raps Ross, representing the Miami Heat. “This one just for the books/ Top off just for the looks, I’m rocking my jewels/ We have similar dreams but make different mistakes.”

The LOX’s Jadakiss and Fat Joe represent the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets.

Produced by Set Free RichardsonBuda & Grandz and Mike Kuz, “The Game” “is a tribute to the entirety of hoops culture, incorporating themes of competition and lifestyle elements,” per Draft Kings.

Its video may air during commercials for ESPN’s Play-In broadcasts, as well as other programming. The Play-In tournament kicks off April 12.

(Video contains uncensored profanity).

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