Skip to main content

Snoop Dogg talks about his all-time favorite NBA players


Snoop Dogg made a guest appearance on the Club Shay Shay podcast, where he talked about the NBA but sports in general. He is known as an avid basketball fan and big Lakers supporter, who started watching the game ever since the early 80's when the big rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics was at its full swing. Since he's been a fan of the game for over four decades, Snoop talked about his top five NBA players of all-time.

Surprinslgy enough, none of the modern era players didn't make it on his list, and he immediately said Larry Bird is the first player he would put on there. Snoop has a lot of respect for Bird because of all the great games he had during his career, especially against the Lakers. Obviously, as a Lakers fan, Snoop has Magic and Kareem on his list alongside Michael Jordan as the best shooting guard.

I'm going to throw him out there cause I've seen him, and he hurt my feelings a lot of time, Larry Bird. Larry you are in here. Michael Jordan. Magic Johnson. Kareem.

Snoop Dogg, via Club Shay Shay

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

When it comes to the final player on his all-time starting lineup, Snoop mentioned a somewhat overlooked player today, and it's none other than George Gervin. As a kid watching the NBA, he patented his game around everything he saw Gervin do in the game, and it stayed even to this day.

This pick got to do with whom my game resembled as a kid in the 70's and the 80's and to this day. George 'Iceman' Gervin. I got his poster, and I will always remember that poster.

Snoop Dogg, via Club Shay Shay

Gervin was one of the best pure scorers in the NBA, famous for his signature finger roll move, which captured a lot of attention because he made it look smooth and effortless. Even Michael Jordan said he was in a lot of ways inspired by Gervin and the way he played the game, so it's not surprising Snoop, who grew up watching him all the time live, put him in his all-time starting five.

Utah Jazz guard John Stockton and Earl Watson

”He got real chest hair coming out of his jersey” — Earl Watson recalls when John Stockton took him to school

Earl Watson came up with a counter against John Stockton's tendencies. Little did he know that the Utah Jazz had one move to counter his counter.

Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone and Phoenix Suns forward Charles Barkley

“I have Charles Barkley’s attitude, and my inside game is as powerful as his and Karl Malone’s” — when an NBA rookie boasted about his game

In 1993, Rodney Rogers generated quite a buzz when he claimed that he was a better version of Charles Barkley and Karl Malone.

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul and center DeAndre Ayton

“A lot of times guys don’t accept that very well” — Antonio Daniels defends Chris Paul from fans and players criticizing his leadership

Antonio Daniels admires it, Kenyon Martin not so much - Chris Paul's controversial leadership style isn't for everyone.

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, Lebron James and guard Dwyane Wade

“We knew that some of the hate was because of our skin color” — Dwyane Wade says the hatred for the Heatles was racially motivated

Wade compared their treatment to Larry Bird's Big 3 in Boston, Michael Jordan's in Chicago and Magic Johnson's in Los Angeles.


”Draymond has become what he most despises — just giving takes for the sake of takes.” — Nick Wright exposes Draymond Green’s hypocrisy

We'll see if Draymond has the courage to respond to this, but one thing's for sure, he took the L for this one.