Nas - "Halftime"
Nas at his lyrical best, searing through the beat. Saric, at 6-10, is a unique talent. He can push the ball up court in transition or bang in the post. He has a true feel for the game and a point guard’s touch. He’s hampered by his lack of athleticism but his foundation and skill-set is impressive.
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Jay Z - "Encore"
Anderson is a 6-9 point guard, which means the comparisons to Magic Johnson have already begun. He’s not Magic but his floor vision is among the best in the draft. In Encore, Jay tugs at the past with several band instruments, executing over strings, drums and horns the way only Jay can.
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This year’s NBA Draft was one of the most anticipated in years, with the top five picks all having the potential to be the sort of talent you can build a franchise around. But, like every year, there’s really no way of telling and it’s basically a crapshoot.
There’s a good mix of international talent, and some intriguing and polarizing prospects. Their talent will deepen and their flaws will either become more apparent or erode as they develop, but, for now, it’s basically a group of supremely gifted and hardworking teenagers that a bunch of old, rich guys are hedging their bets on.
We gave some of them theme songs.