COMMON: King of the Court

COMMON: King of the Court

Congrats to Common, who was the king of the court on Friday night.

The Chicago rapper won the MVP trophy for his performance in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Common put up 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. He dedicated the win to hometown fans and athletes. “I just feel good being home in Chicago… I just wanted to represent for cats like Quentin Richardson [who also played]… Derrick Rose and all the ballers who come here — [like] Isiah Thomas.”

Common rocked a number-25 jersey in tribute to Ben Wilson, an ‘80s youth basketball star murdered before graduating high school.

Hot Takes:

  • Common’s already got an Oscar, Golden Globe and several Grammys in his trophy case.
  • Not bad for a 47-year-old.
  • He did a lot better than Quavo, who went 1-for-10 from the field.