Athletes Who Have Turned to Music

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  • 051112 music athletes serena williams
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  • 051112 music athletes oscar de la hoya
  • 051112 music athletes kobe bryant
  • 051112 music athletes wayman tisdale
  • 051112 music athletes tony parker
  • 051112 music athletes roy jones jr
  • 051112 music athletes manny pacquiao
  • 051112 music athletes rasheed wallace
  • 051112 music athletes gary payton
  • 051112 music athletes deion sanders
  • 051112 music athletes carmelo anthony
  • 051112 music athletes chris webber
  • 051112 music athletes ron artest
  • 051112 music athletes shaquille oneal
  • 051112 music athletes allen iverson
  • 051112 music athletes lamar odom

Athletes Who Have Turned to Music

Thanks to Jim Jones, we already know that rappers are ballin’. But what about the other way around? For many ballers — whether it’s basketball, baseball, football, you name it — sports isn’t enough. Earlier today, a song featuring tennis star Serena Williams made the rounds. "I ball hard no tennis racket,” she spit. “They be like Serena, is you really rapping?" Judging from the results, we’d say the verdict is still out. But Serena isn’t the first athlete to try her hand at music. Click on for other examples.

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