James helped rapper 2 Chainz produce his latest album and in a promotional video it claimed the recording happened the night before Los Angeles Lakers took on Golden State Warriors on February 2.
The small forward missed the clash with the Warriors due to ‘load management’ reasons.
Lakers fans thought they discovered that James was in fact in a recording studio the night previous.
However, the three-time NBA champion has claimed footage of the night with 2 Chainz was recorded at an earlier date.
“That’s not true,” James said.
“It was the night before we played the Warriors here at home. It wouldn’t have been possible (to work on the album Feb 1), because Draymond was in LA.
“Draymond would’ve had to fly from the Bay to LA, and then fly back up to play us the next day. It wasn’t even possible.”
James spoke highly of the link between music and sport and how much it means to him to be involved in the industry.
“It fits like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, to be honest,” he added.
“Growing up, without music, I don’t think I’d be in the position I am today.
“Hip-hop, for sure. It just puts you in a different mindset, different grind for me when I was growing up.
“I grew up in a hip-hop family as well. My uncle was an artist; still is to this day.
“I’ve listened to hip-hop my whole life. Rappers want to be ballers. Ballers want to be rappers. It’s kind of one and the same.
“We love the way they’re able to take their experiences and put it on a track.
“I guess they love what we do on the basketball floor as well. I’m happy to be a part of that project. He’s definitely a good friend of mine.”