Despite leaving his basketball dreams behind for rap in the past, Master P‘s affinity for the NBA hasn’t wavered one bit. Talking to TMZ recently, the No Limit general spoke on his coaching ambitions for his hometown team, the New Orleans Pelicans.
“They need me to be an assistant coach,” he said in regards to the Pelicans. “I’m serious about coaching. Bring me in.”
Master P also spoke about LaVar Ball — the father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball — and his aggressive approach as a marketer for his three gifted sons, who are all being heavily scouted by the NBA.
“I think he’s a confident dad,” he offered. “I think you’re not used to seeing dads with their kids, you’re used to seeing mothers. If you’ve been in your sons’ life that long of a time, you have that right. I think he has the right to be confident, his kids are talented. I think a lot of kids need their fathers in their lives, especially in sports. I think he’s on the right track.”
Master P isn’t a stranger to the NBA hardwood. In the ’90s, he played in the preseason for both the Toronto Raptors and the Charlotte Hornets. Earlier this year, he suited up for the NBA Celebrity Game during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans alongside Nick Cannon, Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban, and his son, Romeo Miller.