Lil Wayne Weighs In on NBA Free Agents LeBron James & Carmelo Anthony
By Shannon Carlin
Lil Wayne is swearing he’s nearly done with the rap game, but perhaps he’s looking to get into the sports commentary business.
The rapper, who’s known to stop by ESPN’s First Take and give his commentary on the world of sports, is weighing in on the futures of NBA free agents, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
“I think Bron going back home,” Wayne said of James, who is a Ohio native. “Especially with Kyrie [Irving] signing that extension.”
For those thinking Wayne is crazy, you might be interested to know that Irving — currently considered to be the team’s best player — agreed to a contract extension, probably within the same few hours that Wayne gave his prediction. Yeah, this guy’s good.
Wayne also shared his thoughts on where current New York Knick forward, Carmelo Anthony is headed. “I think everybody know Melo going to Chicago,” Wayne said confidently. “Said and done.”
Though, Wayne did take a step back, telling MTV, “Don’t mark my word on that. But I kinda think it’s said and done.”
As for when Wayne’s upcoming album, Tha Carter V will drop, well, that’s still up in the air.
“I think it drops in like September or August,” Wayne said. “Or it might drop before that in July.”
Wayne mentioned the date August 25, but didn’t seem to confident that the final Carter release would actually be out that day.
Nonetheless, Wayne is already promising the follow-up to Tha Carter V — an album he refers to as, DOA (aka Da Other Album) — will be out two months later.
Something we should be able to count on is the kickoff to Wayne’s tour with Drake, slated to start August 8 in Darien Center, NY.