Genius Compares LeBron James & Stephen Curry Name-Drops In Rap Lyrics

Neither one holds the overall crown for most mentions in Rap songs.

The Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship on Tuesday (June 16), beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games.

Genius examined whether the Warriors’ Stephen Curry or Cavaliers’ LeBron James were mentioned more in Rap lyrics.

LeBron James won, tallying 11 mentions compared to Curry’s eight. However, Curry has been mentioned in lyrics since the 1990s because of his father, Dell Curry, who also played in the NBA and because his name is easy to use in wordplay with the Indian food. Lines about James did not appear until 2000.

Overall, Michael Jordan takes the crown for basketball player with most name drops.