Razorbacks React to Seeing Rapper Lil Wayne at New Orleans Hornets-LA Lakers Game

by Chris Bahn  on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 3:00 pm  

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This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

Bourbon Street isn’t too far from where the Razorbacks are staying. Plenty of food and live music options are available throughout New Orleans.

Sugar Bowl-organized activities include a trip to see the Los Angels Lakers and New Orleans Hornets play. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Hornets guard Chris Paul are considered two of the best in the NBA.

But the highlight of the Sugar Bowl trip so far for several Razorbacks?

Seeing rapper Lil’ Wayne at the Hornets game on Wednesday night. Not even meeting him, but just seeing him in attendance sent off waves of social media chatter from the Razorbacks.

Arkansas players were seated near the upper deck at the game. Lil Wayne (Dwayne Carter) was seated courtside.

Team members tweeted about it throughout the night. It was the topic of conversation for several Razorbacks during a media event on Thursday.

Wide receiver Cobi Hamilton called it an “honor” to see the prolific rapper, who is a 28-year-old New Orleans native.

“We were more concentrated on Lil Wayne than Kobe Bryant.,” Hamilton sad. “That’s what we listen to.”

For those of you still listening to music that was popular when Arkansas last made a Sugar Bowl appearance (1980), the Wikipedia.com has more on Lil Wayne.



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