‘Lonely at the Top’ by Stephen Jackson, feat. Kevin Durant

Forget the season starting, the best thing about today is Stephen Jackson and Kevin Durant’s anticipated track “Lonely at the Top” dropping. (You can buy it on iTunes.)

And you know what? I dig it. I really do. Jackson is good and KD is solid. It’s not your typical NBA-player-wants-to-be-Kanye cringefest. It’s kind of… good.

A sampling of KD’s lines: “Young boy in the game and I’m 23 money like a vet why fret over a hundred g’s … Trey five on my back for my OG, never overlook a single a word that he told me.”

So yeah, pretty much the next Stairway to Heaven if you ask me.


2012-10-30 12:10:23
Well, it's not terrible so KD 1, Shaq, Artest, every other player -1,000,000
2012-10-30 12:15:43
Yeah, this is pretty bad...
2012-10-30 12:15:52
Really bad.
2012-10-30 12:16:06
@cleandoe Haters gonna hate.
2012-10-30 12:18:49
@alvarex They're taking over...
2012-10-30 12:20:55
@cleandoe It's lonely at the top.
2012-10-30 12:21:51
This is so awful that its awesome
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 12:23:05
KDs rap voice isn't very strong and he talks about looking at his watch in every song. He's better than Mac Miller though.
2012-10-30 12:23:47
They should have mixed their vocals better.  Their voices comes across as jarring.
2012-10-30 12:24:50
i think the real drums make this song suck...wait..i hate rap anyways so :P . sorry kd.
No beard no fear
2012-10-30 12:25:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6RnSpgk78I My favourite from KD
2012-10-30 12:25:50
@elginthunder i own all of shaq's albums
2012-10-30 12:28:56
Still waiting for the first good NBA player who is metal as all hell to break loose.
2012-10-30 12:29:50
@D-MC the closest thing is probably sam presti
2012-10-30 12:29:52
I don't think I can prepare my ears for this.
2012-10-30 12:29:52
@D-MC I'd even settle for a country song.  And I hate country.   But I hate rap even more.
2012-10-30 12:31:19
@f5alcon Presti looks like a mob boss. Not the scary kind, the cold and calculated, but still nice on the outside, kind.
2012-10-30 12:32:54
@D-MC "You have one hour, or I trade you to houston"
2012-10-30 12:33:13
@alvarex  @D-MC What about Wayman Tisdale's jazz albums?
2012-10-30 12:34:13
@D-MC Presti reminds of the genius Finch from Person of Interest.
2012-10-30 12:35:02
@D-MC It wouldn't surprise me if Scot Pollard was in a metal band.
No beard no fear
2012-10-30 12:35:06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omcDyNcwYiI&feature=related awesome!
2012-10-30 12:36:41
KD's flow isn't awkward, which is a big plus. The hook for this song, however, might be one the most obnoxious and unlistenable things I've heard in the last few weeks.
2012-10-30 12:40:11
So anyone got quick ways to earn VC in 2k13?
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 12:40:55
@SilenceTheLambs the the mynba2k app for iphone, ipad or android
2012-10-30 12:40:59
@SilenceTheLambs Did you get the MyNBA2k app
2012-10-30 12:41:13
Well, at least he's better than Gordon Hayward   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lYK7elqoi4M
2012-10-30 12:41:18
@OBoy Jones III no why what does it do
2012-10-30 12:41:36
VelvetHoop is better.
2012-10-30 12:43:05
@SilenceTheLambs  @OBoy Jones III  You can play mini games to get your VC up
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 12:43:46
@cleandoe  @SilenceTheLambs get 1000 per day really easily
2012-10-30 12:44:40
It @OBoy Jones III  @cleandoe Ite thanks guys
2012-10-30 12:47:58
@SilenceTheLambs How do you even use this app? It tells me to log in but I have no idea what to do.
2012-10-30 12:58:01
@justin_mia @D-MC I want to hear an Adam Morrison mix
2012-10-30 13:14:14
@f5alcon @elginthunder are they still called albums? Haha
2012-10-30 13:15:37
Who is singing the sugar pop high vocal at the start?
2012-10-30 13:30:18
I needed this in my life.   Hope my East coast DT fam is safe. Lots of trees down out here. Had to find a place with internet....   ...just to tell ThunderChick I want to drop Thunder to #3 on my list. I forgot with all the new additions they'll need...Practice.   (I'm talkin bout practice)
2012-10-30 13:32:36
@WeTalkinBoutSacrifices? Stay safe, Tricia!
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 13:33:59
@justin_mia as more evidence comes out i'm confident in saying Gordon deserved the wet willy from Delonte West.
TempBoy Brandon
2012-10-30 13:34:05
@No beard no fear Awwwww, 2/3 of The Broingtons is no more. :(
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 13:35:08
@TempBoy Brandon  @No beard no fear they need the sandlot montage of them disappearing
2012-10-30 13:36:04
@Tronchaser I will.   I like to crack jokes but its slightly bad up here.Some train stations look like canals. :(
2012-10-30 13:51:05
This kinda sucks.... Lol but props for trying!
2012-10-30 13:52:29
Does Lamb play over Liggins? * *Scott Brooks is still the coach.
2012-10-30 13:54:33
I might be missing something but I can't find another instance where a player of Harden's caliber was traded with one year or more remaining on a rookie scale contract.
2012-10-30 13:55:50
Devin Harris was traded by Dallas at the trade deadline of his last season of rookie scale, is the closest I can find.
2012-10-30 13:57:52
Al Jefferson is one.  He was traded draft night 2007 as a part of the Garnett package with one year of rookie scale remaining.
2012-10-30 13:59:46
It happened after draft night.
2012-10-30 14:00:35
@justin_mia How many times are teams up against the tax with their own drafted rookies though
2012-10-30 14:01:12
Did everyone see the Knicks players referring to David Lee nickname as FEMA?  They said that because "he is never there when you need him"...... Ouch!!
TempBoy Brandon
2012-10-30 14:01:21
@justin_mia I'd guess the difference is, there hasn't been a case of a team drafting 4 max-ish level players in a 3 year span, and there's never been a harsher penalty for going into the luxury tax. Both those things worked against us in resigning him, and I doubt anyone has ever had those elements to deal with before.
2012-10-30 14:04:21
@TempBoy Brandon  @justin_mia All good reasons that Harden wanted to take this up to the deadline and probably was thinking that Presit was bluffing about the trade.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 14:04:36
Ty Lawson signed an extension...no numbers yet.
2012-10-30 14:06:15
@OBoy Jones III I'm guessing 4/50
2012-10-30 14:14:55
@justin_mia  @OBoy Jones III Close, it is = 4/48
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-30 14:16:27
@Skyline  @justin_mia that's a pretty good deal.
2012-10-30 14:17:35
@OBoy Jones III  @justin_mia It's not James Harden money, but I could live with that.
2012-10-30 14:45:36
@Skyline  @OBoy Jones III  @justin_mia Barely. 5 million more and I think I'd be alright.
2012-10-30 14:48:12
@WeTalkinBoutSacrifices?  Be safe Tricia.  We know you're a true DT-junkie now.  Your family could be in jeopardy, but we gotta get the list straight!  :)
2012-10-30 15:05:19
@ThunderChick2010 LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....   Must. get. to. Wifi. To. Adjust. DT. List.
i used to be fearthebeard
2012-10-30 15:38:52
don't quit your day job KD.  having said that, it's not THAT terrible I guess.
2012-10-30 20:46:56
@SilenceTheLambs Play one on one blackcourt. Don't play D. It'll just slow down the process. Just pop 3's with KD when you have the ball. In 11 shots you'll earn 150 points. Repeat.
2012-10-30 20:50:28
Howzabout... Stairway to the Torture Chamber in the Basement
2012-11-01 14:03:57
Good hook, voices sound weak like a couple of suburban no street cred kids.