What do you get for the megalomaniacal hip-hop superstar who has everything? If your Kim Kardashian and said rapper is husband Kanye West, you get him a private night of slam dunk contests at the Staples Center, home of the L.A. Lakers to celebrate his birthday. “Kim rented out the Staples Center so Kanye and his boys could play an NBA-style game with real refs and Laker girls,” a source tells E! News. “John Salley was the announcer. Houston Rockets player James Harden and rapper 2 Chainz were the coaches. John Legend sang the national anthem.”
The party, which cost a reported $110,000, was attended by Justin Bieber, Tyga and NBA stars Russell Westbrook and John Wall, plus there were video messages from Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Carmelo Anthony and Shaquille O’Neal that played on the jumbotron. But man, wouldn’t it have been awkward if it turned out West didn’t really like basketball all that much? Also, I would genuinely like to hear more about 2 Chainz’s coaching style.
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