I swear sports and music are so synonymous

from Drake – Thank Me Now Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Drake seems to be trying to explain why every basketball player (Allen Iverson, Chris Webber, Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker, Ron Artest, Rasheed Wallace and — Mr. Shaq-Fu himself — Shaquille O'neal have all put out (terrible) rap songs

Meanwhile, several rappers — The Game, Master P, Cam'ron etc. — moonlight as ballers

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