Chicago Rapper Common Introduces Gobert, Mitchell At NBA All-Star Game
CHICAGO, Ill. – Chicago native and famous rapper Common had the honor of introducing all of the NBA All-Stars before the game and did so in unique fashion.
He started with a tribute to famous Chicago figures like Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade and Barack Obama. Then he paid homage to the late Kobe Bryant. Finally, he introduced every participant in the NBA All-Star game and announced their names in a rap.
“Think you can shake this first time All-Star? Au Contraire, Mon Frere, from the Utah Jazz the Stifle Tower Rudy Gobert,” Common said in Gobert’s introduction before the All-Star game.
Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell was introduced right after the big man.
“From inside or outside, either way he will get you. First time All-Star from the Utah Jazz Donovan Spida Mitchell,” Common rapped.
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Both Mitchell and Gobert were selected by the NBA coaches as All-Star reserves. It’s the first time since 2007 that two Jazz players were selected to the All-Star game and that was Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur.
.@common's ode to Chicago 👏
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The Jazz duo were drafted to Team Giannis that is led by Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
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