Did Master P play in the NBA?

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Master P came to prominence as a hip hop artist in the mid 90’s having two of his songs hit the number one spot in the billboard charts. Master P also appeared in movies such as Gone In Sixty Seconds with Hollywood A listers Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie. Master P is a man of many talents and what you may be wondering is did Master P play in the NBA?

Did Master P play in the NBA? Yes, Master P had two stints with a NBA team. Master P played for the Charlotte Hornets in the 1998 pre-season. He also played for the Tornoto Raptors in the 1999 pre-season. However, Master P’s contract was not extend past pre-season by either team.

You are now probably wondering how good is Master P at basketball. It’s not easy to get a contract with an NBA team even if it was just for pre-season. There are a lot of questions that need answering such as was Master P drafted and can you get a Master P jersey. Read on and we will enlighten you on the NBA career of Master P.

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Did Master P get drafted?

No Master P was not drafted to a specific NBA team. To be honest Master P’s NBA career was due to a twist of fate rather than a years of playing basketball. The 1998-99 season was renowned for the lockout which stretched from July 1998 until January 1999. The Charlotte Hornets held a pre-season open scrimmage which fans could attend. At this time Master P was a huge celebrity and could play to a decent level of basketball however, he was not at the level to make the NBA.

Unfortunately, for Master P he never made it to a regular season game in the NBA. Both the Charlotte Hornets and the Toronto Raptors cut Master P. Although Master P believed he should belong in the NBA and there are number of highlights on YouTube (check out below). Master P had the stamina to last on court but his biggest problem was that he lacked athleticism. He didn’t have the athleticism that the modern NBA players had and that was a major disadvantage.

How old was Master P when he played in the NBA?

Master P was 31 when he played for the Charlotte Hornets in pre-season 1998. Master P was 32 years old when he played for the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 pre-season.

How many points did Master P score in the NBA?

When playing for the Charlotte Hornets Master P scored six point sin his pre-season game. When Master P was playing for the Toronto Raptors he notched up eight points.

Can I buy a Master P NBA Jersey?

Is it possible to buy a Master P NBA Jersey. Drake famously wore a Master P Toronto Raptors Jersey in a performance (check out the video below). As mentioned earlier Master P played for teams the Charlotte Hornets and the Toronto Raptors, although Master P didn’t play a regular season game he still wore an NBA jersey. Although you’re not going to buy Master P’s NBA jersey as a Hardwood Classic, there are ways you can get a jersey like Drake. However, before we get to Toronto, we will explain how to buy a Master P Charlotte Hornets Jersey.

When it comes to the Charlotte Hornets then it is unlikely you will get your hands on a Master P jersey. Master P only played in pre-season and therefore, his jersey would not have been in wide circulation, if at all. The only way to get a Master P jersey is if Fanatics or the NBA store do a custom throwback. This will enable you to put the name of a player and their number on a jersey.

How did Drake get a Master P jersey? The first thing to consider is that Drake is really famous and rich. If he called up the Raptors and asked for a custom jersey they would probably give it to him free of charge due to the exposure. However, this is how you could create a Master P Jersey. Depending on what jersey’s are used as throwbacks the accuracy of the jersey may vary.

As the jersey on the left is a custom jersey you could put Miller on the back and number 17. Therefore, you will have a Master P jersey. I have done extensive checks to find a Master Jersey and everything I have found so far is fake. Therefore, the best way to create the jersey is searching for the appropriate throw back jerseys and to see if there is a custom option.

Does Master P still play basketball?

Master P played in various basketball leagues during the early 2000’s and Master P even took part in the 2008 NBA Celebrity game. However, his basketball days are behind him. Master P has an AAU team, called the P Miller Ballers, which travels the country to play in AAU tournaments. For a number of years Master P’s son, Romeo, featured for the team and then played for UCLA. However, Romeo did not make it to the NBA however, Master P’s believes that is down to his fame.


A basketball court was built in my local park and at 15 years of age I fell in love with basketball. A late joiner to the game, I have played every season since. Some Indiana friends bought me some Pacers gear for my 17th birthday, and I have supported them ever since (who wants to follow the crowd). I love American sports apparel and the presentation of sports, they do it so well (bar all the advert breaks).

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