November 9, 2023
Hoop Dreams: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Hires Legendary NBA Shooting Coach To Perfect His Jump Shot
Between dropping Billboard charting albums and dating a City Girl, Sean “Diddy” Combs somehow is finding time to stay active.
The Bad Boys Record founder teamed up with NBA shooting coach Chris Matthews to work on his jump shot, Men’s Magazine reports. Nicknamed “Lethal Shooter,” Matthews has an impressive resume to back it up, working with past and present NBA superstars like Anthony Davis, Jaylen Brown, and Dwight Howard. Diddy posted their strenuous workout on Instagram, hoping to improve what he admits as “the worst jump shot a Black man could have.”
“I had a couple of shoulder surgeries,” Diddy said. “No excuses though!”
Even though the video shows the music mogul perfecting his basketball skills, retired NBA players like former New York Knicks player Nate Robinson wasn’t impressed and left comments under the video.
“These n****s never picked up a ball and shot around?” Robinson asked. “Like never?”
Matthews, a high school teammate to two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant, has helped numerous celebrities improve their courtside skills. Rappers like Kanye West, Future, Rick Ross, and Chance the Rapper have hired him. Some of Hollywood’s elite, like Adam Sandler, and rock and roll royalty, including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, have sought out his training.
It’s amazing that Diddy finds the time to train for hoop dreams. On Nov. 7, he was in London at a charity concert benefiting Sickle Cell Society and Black Minds Matter, according to Billboard. While there, he bought out former Bad Boy artist Shyne and performed hit singles “Bonnie & Shyne” and “Bad Boyz.” Shyne, who traded the mic for a career in politics, was voted into Belize’s House of Representatives in 2020. In 2022, he was re-elected as the leader of the United Democratic Party.
The two artists last performed in 2022 at the BET Awards.
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