Step aside Giannis Antetokounmpo, Sheck Wes may be the NBA’s next MVP.
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 !!!!”
See his post here.
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.
Rap and basketball fans alike had mixed reactions to the star’s announcement. See below.