Top Popular NBA Stars Who Feature In Music Videos


Top Popular NBA Stars Who Feature In Music Videos
Top Popular NBA Stars Who Feature In Music Videos

Top Popular NBA Stars Who Feature In Music Videos

Most N.B.A. stars have developed hobbies beyond spending time on the court and contributing to NBA lines. A good example is Robin Lopez’s interest in nerd culture and comic books, while his teammate, Russel Westbrook, is into fashion.

LeBron James enjoys a vacation with his family while working during the off-season. Then, there is James Johnson, whose interest in kickboxing and martial arts, among others.

Here is a list of N.B.A. stars who have dipped their toes into the music world.

LeBron James In D.O.A. By Jay-Z

The two-time N.B.A. champion, LeBron James, features in Death Of Auto-Tune by Jay-Z at 4:10. 

In this video, he is featured defending Jay-Z as he dribbles the ball between his legs and takes a shot over James. As expected, the video does not show whether he scores the shot.

Magic Johnson In Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time

Note that the 5-time N.B.A. champion Magic Johnson was a good friend to the late Michael Jackson. He could tag along on the tours the Jackson brothers traveled.

In 1992, 2 months after Michael Jackson publicly announced he was living with H.I.V., Magic featured in a minor role as an Egyptian guard. His appearance created a considerable buzz.

Baron Davis, Shaquille O’Neal, And Mike Tyson In P. Diddy’s Bad Boy For Life (Feat. Black Rob & Mark Curry)

In a fictional perfect town, Diddy is portrayed associating with actors Richard Dunn and Ben Stiller, Rappers Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube, among other celebrity musicians.

In this video, he openly portrays his lifestyle of living as a bad boy dwelling among celebrities that hit in 2001.

Diddy described this video in the following words.

“You’ve got this perfect middle-American town. They keep their doors open, and everybody gets along with everybody. There aren’t any parties thrown. Everybody goes to bed at 9 o’clock. Then P. Diddy and the Bad Boy Family move in. You see how the cultures mix and we’re all able to get along.”

Michael Jordan In Michael Jackson’s Jam

Michael Jackson’s jam music is one of the most memorable songs of 1992- the combination of these two giant stars in their fields was the perfect combination for a hit. In this video, the two stars are featured teaching each other about their expert skill. 

As much as the song was a hit, Michael Jordan was still determining if he wanted to be featured in the video. 

Carmelo Anthony

Common featured the then N.B.A. star, Melo, in a vital role, where he sails through the neighborhood. The short melody passes troops, recognized as an advertisement for uplifting N.B.A. stars.

Since he was featured, Melo has become one of the most sought-after players, playing on bigger stages than before in New York.

Lamar Odom

In 2012, Odom was featured in the video” we made it.”. It was, however, a few years before he became a reality star. 

In Linkin Park and Busta Rhymes, it isn’t easy to spot the N.B.A. star as he walks down the street with others until the 2.08 minute, where his presence is seen. 

Ever since he has been featured in a few other reality shows- he’s been a great face on TV.

Corey Maggette

The lyrics video-Drivin’ Me Wild by common are pooled by cameos, commonly from Jeremy Priven. In the video, Maggette features as the family guy who is mentioned severally in the song. 

As much as Corey is the N.B.A. star who features the most in the video, other stars like Baron Davis makes brief appearances in the film.

Shannon Brown

Brown has been featured in three videos, gracing his time and face in Kelly and Monica videos. However, his appearance in Yesterday by Toni Braxton commanded attention. 

The reason is, in this film, Brown’s position as a possible suitor is snatched by his most significant competitor, featured by Ron Artest. 


 Many athletes have taken up the hobby of appearing in music videos and making friends with musicians, like in the case of Magic. 

Others like Marvin Bagley have taken that route and began producing music – he recently declared himself the best rapper in N.B.A., challenging Damian Lillard on no ‘No Debut’ a single he produced.

It is evident that N.B.A. stars appearing in music videos have significantly contributed to these professionals climbing up the basketball ladder, as in the case of Carmelo. It has hence become more than just a hobby to pass the time.