Nelly's Best Sports Moments

Nelly's a true sports fan.

Nelly Loves Him Some Sports - It's no secret that Nelly has an affinity for athletics. Check out these great moments in which he showcased his love for professional sports. (Photo: Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT/Landov) 

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Nelly Loves Him Some Sports - It's no secret that Nelly has an affinity for athletics. Check out these great moments in which he showcased his love for professional sports. (Photo: Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT/Landov) 

Throwing a Pitch (2013) - As a St. Louis native, Nelly is known for showing love to the Cardinals. In 2013, he threw out a first pitch before a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  (Photo: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

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Throwing a Pitch (2013) - As a St. Louis native, Nelly is known for showing love to the Cardinals. In 2013, he threw out a first pitch before a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Rap Athletes (2010) - Nelly kicked it with Reggie Bush, Lil Wayne and Chris Paul at the PBA Chris Paul Celebrity Bowling Invitational back in 2010. Sports and hip hop have always had a unique relationship and who better to be the bridge than Nelly and Lil Wayne. (Photo: Skip Bolen/Getty Images for PBA)

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Rap Athletes (2010) - Nelly kicked it with Reggie Bush, Lil Wayne and Chris Paul at the PBA Chris Paul Celebrity Bowling Invitational back in 2010. Sports and hip hop have always had a unique relationship and who better to be the bridge than Nelly and Lil Wayne. (Photo: Skip Bolen/Getty Images for PBA)

Driving Down the Lane (2007) - In 2007, Nelly once again showed up to the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and made heads turn. Here he is schooling Bow Wow on the court, years before he became a 106 host.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 

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Driving Down the Lane (2007) - In 2007, Nelly once again showed up to the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and made heads turn. Here he is schooling Bow Wow on the court, years before he became a 106 host.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 

Dunk Contest Champ (2006) - Not only is he a rap all-star, he is an NBA All-Star! During the All-Star weekend in 2006, Nelly managed to dominate the dunk contest for celebrities.   (Photo: Jeff Mitchell /Landov)

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Dunk Contest Champ (2006) - Not only is he a rap all-star, he is an NBA All-Star! During the All-Star weekend in 2006, Nelly managed to dominate the dunk contest for celebrities.  (Photo: Jeff Mitchell /Landov)

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Sweet Catch (2009) - Nelly turned heads when he participated in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game in 2009. He played the part of outfielder pretty well. (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images) 

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Sweet Catch (2009) - Nelly turned heads when he participated in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game in 2009. He played the part of outfielder pretty well. (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images) 

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Nelly Shows Up at the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show (2001) - By the time he hit the Super Bowl stage, Nelly had already gone platinum and was on his way to becoming a rap/pop music icon. His appearance alongside Aerosmith and Britney Spears at the biggest sports event in the USA only pushed his profile further. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

Nelly in The Longest Yard (2005) - Nelly's no stranger to the big screen either. He starred alongside Adam Sandler in the sports comedy The Longest Yard, in which a former football player starts a football league with inmates in jail.  (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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Nelly in The Longest Yard (2005) - Nelly's no stranger to the big screen either. He starred alongside Adam Sandler in the sports comedy The Longest Yard, in which a former football player starts a football league with inmates in jail. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

Courtside (2005) - Fun fact: Nelly was a minority owner in the Charlotte Bobcats (now known as the Charlotte Hornets). Here he is at a 2005 game (when they were still the Bobcats) looking as if he needs his team to HUSTLE. (Photo: Craig Jones/Getty Images) 

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Courtside (2005) - Fun fact: Nelly was a minority owner in the Charlotte Bobcats (now known as the Charlotte Hornets). Here he is at a 2005 game (when they were still the Bobcats) looking as if he needs his team to HUSTLE. (Photo: Craig Jones/Getty Images) 

It's All About Courtside, Baby (2006) - Diddy is also a big sports guy, so it's only natural for him and Nelly to connect at an All-Star game.  (Photo: John Gress /Landov)

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It's All About Courtside, Baby (2006) - Diddy is also a big sports guy, so it's only natural for him and Nelly to connect at an All-Star game.  (Photo: John Gress /Landov)