While the 21-year-old Ball is best known for his game on the court, he has given fans a glimpse of his off-court talents before. He released his first album, "Born 2 Ball," in February 2018.
In other words, this competition was right in the hoops star's comfort zone.
Being a Ball, Lonzo made sure to enter the battleground with some showmanship:
Ball opened the battle, and it became apparent that nothing was going to be off-limits on this night:
Ball went after his counterpart's autotune hard throughout the battle: "You can't sing without help, and we know you can't rap. T-Pain is garbage, now go autotune that."
On the other side, T-Pain made sure to cover all of the bases:
- Ball's jumper
- Ball's shoes, the ZO2s
- Ball's Kyle Kuzma diss track
- The Ball Family
And, of course, no rap battle would have been complete without a LeBron James reference: "You'll be a Laker legend long, long after you're gone. Wait no actually, I was talking about LeBron."
In the end, it was the professional rapper who walked away with the belt. Even without the help of autotune.