Rapper Kendrick Lamar poses for a photo with NBA legend Kobe Bryant after he received the Athlete of the Decade award at the 2016 Guys Choice Awards last June.

Those who avidly follow sports and music often see an overlap between the two. Drake put it best when he spit, “I swear sports and music are so synonymous/Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us” on Thank Me Later.

There’s a mutual respect between athletes and musicians, those performing at the highest level in each field looking across the table at the others and relating to the many positives and negatives of their fame. The two areas intertwine on a regular basis, and exploring that connection is the basis for this blog.

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