Dan Le Batard finally got an answer to the question, “Which New York Knick was Biggie talking about in the song ‘I Got A Story To Tell.'”
Back in 2012, Jerry L Barrow of The Urban Daily did a great breakdown of the lyrics to narrow down the choices to Allan Houston, Larry Johnson and Hubert Davis.
I’m up in this b*tch player this b*tch fucking run them old Knick ass n*ggas and shit, I’m up in the spot though. One of them six-five n*ggas, I don’t know.
Ok, here is the one clue that can help narrow down the suspects. The Knicks roster from 1996 to 1997 listed two players at 6’6″; Allan Houston and Larry Johnson–no one at 6’5″. However, during the 1995-1996 season there was only ONE player listed at 6’5…Hubert Davis.
Then in 2014, Batard asked guest and former 90’s Knick John Starks the question on live television. Starks wouldn’t give up the goods but did make it clear that Biggie wasn’t talking about him.
On Monday, rapper Fat Joe (who was a much better rapper during those 90s days) confirmed it wasn’t Starks…or Houston, LJ or Davis. It turns out the Knick was the very underrated Anthony “Can guard any position” Mason, who unfortunately passed away last year.
MASON IN THE BEST KEPT SECRET VIDEO
90s NBA & BIGGIE
Old school NBA and Biggie fans might remember the first time many of us heard Biggie was on the original NBA Jam VHS tape. The last track called “Jam Session” featured Troo-Kula, the late Heavy D and another late great fat rapper going by the name of Biggie Smalls.
Also in 1993, Biggie made a more memorable appearance on the Supercat remix of “Dolly My Baby” which features Puffy in a Shaq jersey delivering one of the worst verses in hip hop history before Biggie said his first classic verse.
Then in 1996, Shaq dropped the underrated single “You Can’t Stop The Reign” featuring Biggie and a cool sample from the group Loose Ends.