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Many rappers have tried to make the jump from the mic to the rim in the past. Dave East is the latest rapper looking to chance his hoop dreams.

Before jumping into the rap game, Dave East was actually a legit hopper! He played AAU with Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley. He was later granted a Division 1 scholarship but his grades weren’t up to par. Either way, he’s found another solid career path with rap and he’s beginning to develop a solid resume in acting. However, his passion for basketball is clearly always there.

According to an interview with TMZ, Dave East was asked if he could follow in the footsteps of Master P and trying out for an NBA team.

“I might,” he said with a grin on his face. “It gotta be the Knicks, I gotta be in New York,” he added. It’s not that surprising — he’s a Harlem native who’s often seen courtside at the Knicks’ home games.

East still maintains a solid relationship with Kevin Durant who recently underwent surgery after rupturing his Achilles. East said that Durant is doing well before saying that he would like to see KD on the New York Knicks. Maybe we’ll see Durant and Dave East on an NBA court in the future.