The Notorious B.I.G. showcased an impeccable storytelling ability in his short but storied career. Arguably his most humorous cinematic record was “I Got a Story to Tell” from 1997’s Life After Death.
Featuring a script ripe for today’s reality TV platforms, the song details a Biggie rendezvous with O.P.P. when suddenly, the attached woman’s New York Knicks boyfriend came home. Thinking fast after being “up in that ass while he played against the Utah Jazz,” B.I.G. staged his intrusion to look like a robbery and ended up making away with thousands of dollars from the unnamed NBA athlete.
Over the years, speculation and hearsay have kept the believability of the tale alive. Former Knicks star John Starks made an appearance on ESPN’s Highly Questionable yesterday to debunk the rumors that the song was about him.
“That wasn’t me. First and foremost, I’m not even 6’5”. I’m 6’2” actually, so it couldn’t have been about me,” said Starks. “I know who it was about, but I’m not going to say. I can’t tell you.”
[Editor’s Note: I’ve always suspected John Wallace to be the victim only if the story is true. And even then, it was probably a fabrication of Biggie bagging his chick and feeling mighty Mandingo about it.]
Watch the hilarious segment below where they also talk about the only time Michael Jordan was posterized. The song “I Got a Story to Tell” can be found on the next page.
Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard need to find someone who has no issue with spilling the beans.