Step aside Giannis Antetokounmpo, Sheck Wes may be the NBA’s next MVP. Or maybe not.
The 22-year-old rapper surprised fans on Instagram when he revealed that he has officially entered the NBA Draft, set for Wednesday night (Nov. 18). “Damn… it’s really real , The 2020 NBA DRAFT , all my life I always wanted to follow my passion for music and basketball,” he wrote alongside a series of photos flexing his athletic talent.
“Playing basketball and going to play pro in the @nba is something that I always strived for,” he continued. “Tonight that dream comes true! I want to thank the @nba for their hard work with the growing the game and every team that gave me an opportunity to work out and talk with them . I also want to thank my team and my fans for always being there ! TUNE IN TO THE 2020 NBA DRAFT tonight !!!!”
It turns out, he was just balling. Sheck did, in fact, dropped a new track titled “Been Ballin [Draft 2020].” Watch the video below.
Sheck’s rap name and government name, Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall, do not appear on the 100-person NBA prospect ranking list on CBS Sports at the time of publication.
See his original post here.
Rap and basketball fans alike had mixed reactions to the star’s announcement. See below.
Sheck Wes is really going to be in the NBA draft….man pic.twitter.com/3xTvyw7b41
— Paul🦧 (@PaulDaDon_) November 18, 2020
Sheck wes in his first NBA game: pic.twitter.com/xo8oJQBw2x
— Golden (@PrimeSurtain) November 18, 2020
lebron at team practice when sheck wes walks in pic.twitter.com/2yFvcwSNqg
— landon (@_landonizan) November 18, 2020