Damian Lillard is one of the great Renaissance men in the NBA. After this past weekend, he has more All-Star Game appearances (three) than rap studio albums (two). But Lillard, or Dame D.O.L.L.A., has become the unofficial captain of the NBA rap fraternity.

At All-Star Weekend, ThePostGame asked Lillard about rappers who can ball and ballers who can rap. With DeMar DeRozan offering commentary, Lillard broke things down:

"I know Dave East used to hoop, I know J. Cole hoops, 2 Chainz, Quavo was MVP of the Celebrity Game. So some of them could hoop."

To which DeRozan added, "Master P was in the NBA."

This is kind of true. Master P, whose real name is Percy Miller, was given a basketball scholarship at University of Houston, but he dropped out after his freshman year. Miller then transferred to Merrit College in Oakland -- Lillard's hometown. Miller made two NBA training camp appearances with the Hornets in 1998 and the Raptors in 1999. He also played in the CBA and a later version of the ABA.

Master P's son, Romeo, is also a rapper who played two years of basketball on scholarship at USC. The family owes DeRozan for that.

"Percy Miller called while driving both players from a tournament in Fayetteville, Arkansas," former USC coach Tim Floyd told The Wall Street Journal during the duo's freshman season. "Percy Miller said, 'DeMar and Romeo are ready to make their decision, and would you like to have them both on scholarship?' ... I said, 'Absolutely.'"

DeRozan played one season for the Trojans before getting drafted No. 9 overall by the Raptors. Romeo was let go of his scholarship after two seasons.

Master P

Back to Lillard. As for hoopers who can rap, Lillard brought up a name that surprised DeRozan.

"There's a lot of obvious names, but C.J. Miles," DeRozan started.

To which DeRozan said, "C.J.? Really? I'm gonna ask him. C.J. Miles, that play for us? The left-handed shooter?"

When DeRozan gets back to Toronto, he's going to start playing instrumentals just for Miles. Miles had better be up for the challenge.

Lillard and DeRozan appeared at the Spalding Backcourt Fan Experience in Los Angeles this past Saturday. The two battled each other in NBA 2K at the eSports gaming lounge at the space.

"It's our immersion into basketball culture," Kenyatta Bynoe, vice president of global brand marketing and partnerships at Spalding, said of the space, which also saw an appearances from Chris Paul, Ronnie 2K and Rachel DeMita, among others.

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