We've all seen the "Make'em Say Ugh" video, but did you know that Master P had an actual brief stint in the NBA, with his own sneaker endorsement deal no less? With the No Limits label boss' new single with Lil Wayne dropping today, we figured now is as good a time as ever to revisit Master P's basketball career.
Master P was playing basketball at the University of Houston when a knee injury derailed him, forcing him to focus on rap. Never one to give up on his dreams, P ended up spending training camp with the Charlotte Hornets prior to the 1998-99 season. He wouldn't make the squad, but his dream wasn't dead just yet. A year later, Master P found himself in camp with the Raptors, even scoring 8 points in an exhibition game against the Vancouver Grizzlies. Sadly, P's NBA career (if that's what you want to call it) ended before ever playing a regular season game. That didn't stop him from inking an endorsement deal with Converse though, which is pretty absurd to think about now.
While it didn't last too long, the Master P professional basketball experiment and ensuing sneaker deal was a fun little era in both basketball and sneaker history. Check out some moments of P's NBA trial below and look for his Money Mafia's We All We Got album to drop tomorrow.