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Young Jeezy name drops Jay Bilas

May 25, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

Young Jeezy

Jay Bilas is one of the most knowledgeable and enlightening TV analysts around today, regardless of sport.

His twitter feed is no different. He takes strong stances on controversial issues, the majority of the time siding with the players — he doesn’t believe there should be any transfer restrictions and he wants the athletes to get a cut of the big money that college sports is producing these days. Bilas not only understands the game of basketball as well as anyone, he’s a lawyer and a Duke grad. His smarts go beyond the court.

But what he is best known for, and what made his feed skyrocket in popularity when he first joined twitter, is his passion for rap, particularly Young Jeezy. Not only is he constantly referring to his swag and how trill he is, but each and every morning he tweets out lyrics to a Young Jeezy before saying “I gotta go to work”.

Case in point: this morning’s tweet:


College basketball fans aren’t the only ones to notice this. Young Jeezy has as well, and he gives Bilas a shout out in his verse on the remix to E-40’s “Function”, saying “we goin’ to work like Jay Bilas.” (The line is at the 3:00 minute mark.)

That’s awesome.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.

  1. NJgriffNC - May 26, 2012 at 3:06 AM

    This is all very surprising. Bilas listening to rap is cool and everything, but it does not seem like an ideal genre to post lyrics from onto Twitter. Maybe if the camera panned farther back into the traffic jam at the gate in the Drew Brees ESPN commercial, we would’ve seen Jay in his Range, unconcerned with the traffic jam, rocking chains and throwing gang signs while he rapped along to the music blasting out of his windows.

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