Slam Online recently caught up with LL Cool J for a Q&A, and the hip-hot artist touched on a wide variety of topics: Revealing that his basketball game is not on par with his trash-talking, discussing his aspirations of being like Michael Jordan, and, in what is the highlight, talking about his relationships with 90's Knicks stars:
Pat Ewing was always a good friend of mine. Oakley [was a good friend], after he came to New York. I knew all the players. Anthony Mason was my man—he used to be in Queens all the time in my neighborhood. He used to throw guys out of barbecues for me. They were talking trash to me and Anthony Mason used to come in and grab them and be like, “Y’all gotta go! Y’all gotta go!” He was my man.