Study Analyzes Who Gets More Rap Lyric Shout-Outs: Jordan, Kobe, LeBron Or Curry?

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With the 2015 NBA Finals now complete, basketball fans are already eagerly awaiting the beginning of the next season, but until then, here is something to enjoy. While Oakland, California, prepares for tomorrow’s Golden State Warriors victory parade, the folks at Genius decided to look into which baller has been mentioned more in Hip-Hop lyrics, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers or Stephen Curry of the Warriors.

In keeping with the theme, the first of the two to make it to 11 “points” was declared the winner. Lyrics mentioned in the one-on-one competition were drawn from songs by Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Meek Mill, and more. While a clear winner between the two was determined, the mad Genius scientists went on to add Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan into the mix for. Check out the graph below for the stats:

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