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Why wouldn't rappers want to become more like basketball players? Finding comparisons between the two professions isn't too difficult. They both require a certain rhythm and many of their top stars come from the same places. Their career trajectories and how they overcame obstacles may be very much alike, whether it's because of overcoming a struggle or winning with a "Hate Me Now" mentality. Plus, when you really think about it, Drake's and LeBron James' rises aren't ridiculously that far apart and Kanye West-style boldness could be easily compared to Russell Westbrook. So after considering the current stage of their careers, history, and skill set, we listed 15 Rappers and Their NBA Equivalents. And yes, even Papoose got one.

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