Before being at the same restaurant with Sebastian Telfair that terrible night last week, the rapper had recorded music with Grant Hill's wife Tamia, reportedly chipped a tooth as part of a basketball stunt as a child, and there are plenty of photos online of him in a Laker uniform. He's also on the soundtrack of the new NBA 2K7 joining Dan the Automator on "Ball till you fall."
Also, thanks to all his recent publicity, his record label is hurrying the release of his newest album. That means that some music executive somewhere greeted the news of his shooting with the thought: "this could make me a lot of money." I know this is nothing new, but it's just amazing when you see it.