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Jalen Rose Is One Of The Most Featured Basketball Players In Hip-Hop Music Videos: "I've Appeared In More Music Videos Than Any NBA, NFL, Or MLB Player Of All-Time."

Jalen Rose Is One Of The Most Featured Basketball Players In Hip-Hop Music Videos: "I've Appeared In More Music Videos Than Any NBA, NFL, Or MLB Player Of All-Time."

Jalen Rose was a very forward-thinking NBA player when he was in his prime. Rose had a lot of notoriety from his college days, as the Michigan Fab Five were nationally renowned. As a result, a lot of doors opened up for Jalen, who capitalized on his fame and made strong connections in the music industry.

His first ever video appearance came when he was a rookie in the NBA in 1994 with PMD's 'I Saw It Cummin', showing that Rose quickly ingratiated himself with the right artists to get these opportunities. He would make more friends in the music industry and then collaborate with the likes of Master P, Jadakiss, Styles P, Ludacris, Nelly, Diddy, Scarface, T-Pain, and even Jamie Foxx.

Rose has crowned himself as the only athlete in the major sports leagues to have that many music video cameos, as Rose was a regular fixture in some of the hottest songs from the late-90s and early-2000s. ESPN Rose won't be doing this anytime soon. 

Rose has never put out any music of his own and clearly has a great time hopping onto the sets of some of the most iconic rap songs like 'Hot In Here', 'Move, Bi**h', and 'Goodbye To My Homies'. Anyone in that same position would take these opportunities and run with them, which is exactly what Rose did.

The former NBA star has a very clean-cut image now with his duties on ESPN and isn't really seen associating with today's artists the way he did in the '90s. We haven't seen a modern Jalen make a cameo appearance in a video, but maybe someone could hit him up and arrange something. His list of cameos will only increase, further solidifying him as the athlete with the most appearances in music videos.