So was he or wasn’t he?
Though Lil Wayne recently claimed in a swear-laced tirade that he’s been banned from all NBA games as per a direct request from the Miami Heat, the NBA is saying he’s got it all wrong.
During a Houston performance on Sunday, the tail-end of NBA All-Star weekend, the hip-hop star took time out to share the news with the crowd.
“The NBA banned me from all NBA events. I’ve gotta let you know why though … it’s because the Miami Heat told them to ban me,” he said in the speech caught on video by a member of the audience, which is now posted on TMZ. So “When I say f**k, you say NBA. When I say f**k, you say the Miami Heat.”
Not about to lay off the team he believed was behind the banning, Lil Wayne then went after some of its star players, screaming: "F**k LeBron, f**k She-Wade, f**k Chris Bosh.”
Even Bosh’s wife didn’t escape the wrath. The 30-year-old announced he’d had sex the woman, named Adrienne, news that was received with cheers from the audience.
The NBA, however, says that Lil Wayne’s claim is simply false. “This is not true. No ban from NBA games,” league spokesperson Amanda Thorn told omg! via email on Tuesday.
Bosh’s wife hasn’t spoken out in response, but has retweeted the support of some pals, including Wade’s girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union, who took to Twitter to write, “Some people attack those who have the peace & joy they wish they had! Pay them no mind! Live your dream, strut & wave.”
This is far from the first bit of trouble Wayne’s had (or claimed to have) with the NBA. Less than two weeks ago, the rapper announced he was kicked out of a Miami Heat game thanks to the fact he was there to cheer on the Lakers, but again, officials disputed the story.
“So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow! F#€k da Heat,” he tweeted afterwards.
“Please note that Lil Wayne was not ejected from the building. He chose to leave,” a Miami Heat spokesperson told TMZ in a statement at the time.
If the music biz ever slows down, Lil Wayne could certainly make a career out of beefs with the NBA. Last year the Louisiana native had yet another issue with the league, that time with the Oklahoma Thunder.
“Again I was treated like sh!t by the Thunder arena staff…dam..I hope da Heat beat da dog sh!t out em!!” he wrote.
And yes, the Heat he’s referring to rooting for in that angry tweet is Miami Heat, the team that was playing the Thunder on the day he claimed he was, er, mistreated.
If Lil Wayne keeps it up, he’s going to end up with no pro basketball teams left to root for at all. Well, there’s always golf.
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