Rapper T.I. is turning sports broadcaster on Friday night (09Nov12) to help commentate on a basketball game between his home team the Atlanta Hawks and reigning Nba champions the Miami Heat.
The Whatever You Like hitmaker, who hails from Georgia, will join Fox Sports South network reporter Bob Rathbun and former player Duane Ferrell in covering the game - and the Hawks teammembers are excited to have the star on their side.
A post on the Atlanta Hawks' official Twitter.com account reads, "Rapper/actor/entrepreneur...broadcaster? @Tip joins @SportSouth for 1st half color commentary for Hawks-Heat game tonight at 7:30 ET ATLHawks".
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