808s and Fast Breaks

Shad Gregory Moss, the artist formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow, is a man-child of many talents. He raps, he acts, he tweets while driving drunk through the streets of Miami Beach. And this Sunday, Bow Wow will show off his on-court skills (see 2002's orphan-becomes-NBA-superstar flick Like Mike) in a game of Celebrity Basketball against fellow hip-hoppa-turned-thespian Nelly.

Back when Nelly first challenged Bow Wow to a b-ball battle, the younger rapper responded in rhyme: "I accept your challenge/Ima get in your ass/Grown men in the paint/Pin your shit to the glass." It wasn't especially classy, but will this psychological warfare pay off? Catch Mr. Wow and his Cash Money Millionaires vs. Nelly's Derrty Entertainment at the BankUnited Center to see whether trash talk really works.
Sun., March 14, 5 p.m., 2010
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