The NBA Leaders In Rap Shout-Outs

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We are not prone to hyperbole, but this is the most important piece of basketball reporting done all year. Spin has ranked all 30 NBA teams by the number of players on the roster who have received shout-out in rap songs, along with the references for each. It's vital stuff.

You'll probably guess which team came in first (Miami), but the importance of a deep roster can't be understated. The relatively top-heavy Celtics can't crack the top five, and all the Clippers score better than the Lakers.

It's also fun to see which players made the cut. Perhaps the greatness of America is that it's a place where guys like Rodney Stuckey, Hedo Turkoglu, Chris Duhon, and Timofey Mozgov can get name-dropped.