(Video) 2 Chainz Will Face-Off Against Snoop At The NBA Hip Hop Celebrity All-Star Showdown
Well, it looks like 2 Chainz is rehabbing the leg he broke last summer while on the “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” tour quite nicely. He is back on the basketball court working on his skills in preparation for the NBA All-Star Weekend celebrity hip hop game that he is co-hosting with Snoop Dogg. The rapper posted a video of himself running drills with his trainer and looks ready for the East Coast vs. West Coast battle.
“I broke my leg in July so I’ll be the first to say I lost a step or two,” 2 Chainz captioned the post. “My rhythm is off but the main thing is I’m walking again–something I took for granted. People don’t see what goes into being great because it is often behind closed doors. All I ever wanted to do is make my momma PROUD!!!”
The Hairweave Killer hired Drew Hanlen, a professional trainer who has worked with the likes of Dwight Howard, Joel Embiid, and Bradley Beal. But the rapper is not a novice in the game of basketball. He played college ball at Alabama State and it appears that he’s still got it. Hanlen has been putting the rapper through the paces on everything from ball-handling to shooting 3’s. Tity Boi is determined to bring the heat when he hits the court.
Snoop and 2 Chainz have teamed up to co-host the hip hop version of the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game. Adidas is sponsoring the competition which will be held at 747 Warehouse St. The active wear brand put together a two-day experience that has been dubbed “An Event In Basketball Culture.”
The event will be held on Feb. 16-17 and will feature exclusive product drops, athlete appearances, raffles for Adidas gear, and live music. Some of the acts that have already been confirmed to appear include French Montana, 21 Savage, Big Shaq, Lil Uzi Vert, N.E.R.D., and Pusha T. Fans can also expect Candace Parker, Chauncey Billups, James Harden, Joel Embiid, Kelly Oubre, and Tracy McGrady among others to come through.
So 2 Chainz has a bit of extra motivation to continue his rehabilitation. When he first broke his leg, his doctor told him that he would have to cancel the rest of his tour. But he didn’t let his injury stop him. Tity Boi told his team to get him a pink wheelchair because the show must go on. He demonstrated to his fans that being resilient is the key to being successful and accomplishing every goal.
“If you look up resilient in the Webster dictionary it’s gone be a picture of me rocking a f*cking show in a pink wheelchair!!” 2 Chainz wrote. “Remember never let anyone or anything get in the way of you being great! If I can do it you can too.”