Two "Day In The Life" videos in the matter of a week... I'm sensing a phase. Over the weekend, I shed light on Luol Deng's Day In The Life with Life + Times, and now YouTube is making recommendations for other NBA players' Day In The Life's. Seriously, I hit the YouTube homepage last night and see Paul George, Zach Randolph, and JJ Redick (nice move btw, Clippers) but was drawn to Arron Afflalo's story first.
The hip hop crossover? As many of you know, Arron is the subject of the first verse to "Black Boy Fly" — a standout track off Kendrick Lamar's debut album, good kid, m.a.a.d. city. The connection? Kendrick Lamar is a year younger than the Orlando Magic swingman who led their Compton, CA high school to state championships his junior and senior year. Yup, imagine going to high school with a future NBA player and hottest rapper in the game less than a decade later. The documentary showcased Afflalo back home and working out at his old high school in Compton and that inspired me to look deeper at the relationship of Afflalo and Lamar. That's where I stumbled upon a fascinating dual interview with ESPN The Mag for their Music issue earlier this year, and when I realized: "Wow! I have to post this." Here's the link to that fun read and the well-done documentary short on Arron Afflalo above!
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