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Master P – Fat, Toronto Raptors, Percy Miller NBA

Master P fat memes are making their rounds on social media.  The former Toronto Raptors guard, whose real name is Percy Miller, competed in the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.  His son, Romeo Miller, also played, along with Nick Cannon, Mark Cuban and more.  Many forget about Master P’s brief NBA career.

The rapper could have played for the Charlotte Hornets but the GM didn’t approve of his music.  The Hornets cut the music mogul in 1999.  The next year, Miller tried out for the Toronto Raptors.  He failed to make the regular-season team.  The rapper believes that politics ruined his chance to play in the NBA.

Master P Fat Toronto Raptors Percy Miller NBA
Master P Fat Toronto Raptors Percy Miller NBA

Two years before Miller tried out for the Hornets, he released his 1997 album, Ghetto D.  The first track compares making music to making crack.  Master P worked hard to change his life.  Growing up in New Orleans wasn’t easy.  While transitioning from a drug dealer to a rapper works in the music industry, the NBA wasn’t interested in the storyline.

While many NBA stars are from urban communities, the league works hard to maintain professional standards.  Players like Allen Iverson are chased out of the league.  Carmelo Anthony has made drastic personality changes to remain a NBA star.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More