2014 NBA Playoff Bracket: Hometown Rapper Edition

Watching the Toronto–Brooklyn series turn into a proxy for the cold war between Drake and Jay-Z, I had a fun thought. What if every playoff team were represented by a rapper from their city? Who would come out on top?

Here’s what it might look like:

EmptyBracket

A few spots are tough to fill. Mackelmore’s from Seattle, not Portland, but close enough. OKC, San Antonio, and Indiana are apparently barren, so the choices there are even sketchier. Overlook those holes though and it’s an intriguing competition.

My predictions below. In the spirit of the playoffs throwing away the past and only counting the now, I’m going off of what each rapper has done recently, not their entire careers.

Bracket Predictions

 

If you’re interested in contributing, message me on Facebook, or email me at james_cohan@brown.edu.

Drake photo by thecomeupshow [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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