In an attempt to keep himself busy at home, San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan acted out a famous scene from the film ‘All About the Benjamins’ on TikTok.
With the NBA season stalled until further notice, San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan has found himself on social media often to spread positivity about mental health, entertain his fans and keep himself busy. While most of his attention comes from his presence on Instagram Live, DeRozan took to TikTok to reenact a famous scene from the 2002 film ‘All About the Benjamins’ starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps.
The San Antonio Spurs social media team put DeRozan’s TikTok side-by-side with the actual scene from the film, publishing it on their Twitter account for Spurs fans to enjoy.
Being a Compton native, DeRozan drew from the great Ice Cube’s performance in the film that he produced and co-wrote during a remarkable stretch of films after his departure from the historic West Coast rap group, N.W.A. Cube, who now owns and operates a basketball league of his own in the BIG3, began his run as an actor in the 1991 film ‘Boys n the Hood,’ one of the most iconic L.A. based stories ever told.
The musical influences of Southern California have intertwined with incredible basketball players stemming from the area for years. Iconic basketball players like DeRozan, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and former Spur Kawhi Leonard all stem from the region and grew up alongside Cube’s music and films, making him a distinguished figure across multiple realms of entertainment.
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DeRozan is in the midst of his second season with the Spurs and has evolved into a matured, more selfless version of himself as a player. Since getting together with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, the 30-year-old is putting up better rebounding and assist numbers than he ever did in his nine seasons playing for the Toronto Raptors.
In conjunction with the Spurs organization, DeRozan has taken a leap in his progression, and now, he’s one of the most efficient players in the league. He would’ve continued his pursuit of a playoff bid in San Antonio had the season not been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic that forced NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to suspend the 2019-20 season.
Even though he’s embodying the Spurs’ way more so than anyone could’ve hoped he might, DeRozan is still his same fun-loving self. He’s a jokester who has made pals throughout the roster and make the team a brighter group to be around. DeRozan hates to lose and lets that competitive drive will him on the court, but he’s also a great person beyond basketball that the Spurs are glad to make their marquee talent in a heated Western Conference.
No matter what comes next for the Spurs and DeRozan, he’ll always have a special place in the hearts and minds of the fans in San Antonio.