If you are reading this, you probably know that Dana Barros used to play in the NBA.
You may also know – depending on your age, and knowledge of the game – that Barros starred at Boston College, was drafted 16th overall in 1989, had a 14 year career with the Seattle SuperSonics, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, and Detroit Pistons and even made an All-Star team in 1995.
There is a chance, although unlikely, that you know Dana Barros once scored 50 points in a game. It’s true! On March 14, 1995, the 76ers took on the Rockets in Philadelphia. The Rockets won 136-107, but Barros poured in 50 points on 21-26 (!!!) shooting, including 6-8 from downtown.
What I’m almost positive you don’t know, however, is that Dana Barros also used to rap. And that he has a rap song called “Ya Don’t Stop” with Grand Puba, Diamond D, and former player Cedric Ceballos. And that the song (along with a solo track titled “Check It”) was featured on a CD called “Basketball’s Best Kept Secret,” which featured numerous NBA players – from Chris Mills to Gary Payton. And that “Ya Don’t Stop” is actually a pretty solid song.
I’m sure you’re interested in checking out highlights from Barros’ 50 point explosion. You’re probably also eager to listen to Barros’ skills on the mic. Well, I have just the video for you.
Watch and listen as Barros’ verse from “Ya Don’t Stop” plays over highlights of Barros (looking like a young Allen Iverson in his number 3 Sixers jersey) dropping 50 points on the Rockets.
Trust me, it’s worth it.
(H/T to the guys at BDL.)