So, what does a guy in the midst of a 13-year, $124 million contract do in his free time?
Anything he wants.
At least that seems to be the case for NHL star Alexander Ovechkin, who over the summer filmed a cameo in a rap video for Sasha Belyi’s song "Champion."
The video was finally released this week and it is... something. The song is three minutes and forty eight seconds of solid Russian that we don't understand, but we do know that the left wing for the Washington Capitals begins rapping at about the 2:55 mark.
Alumni of Dynamo
8 on the back.
In the All-Star game all attention is on me.
On the NatTeam since 17
Scored 100 points in a season
Gold medal in Canada in '08
Among the ten best players of the decade,
Stick in my hands, Rap in my headphones,
Saying hello from Washington,
Together with Sanya Belyi,
For every champion
By the standards of his sporting peers and various rappers, Ovechkin's lyrics are relatively humble. Do you think Kanye is going to say he just one of the 10 best of the past decade? Or that Kobe would sell himself that way? Caps fans can only hope that Ovie follows this up with a diss track directed at Sidney Crosby.
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H/T Puck Daddy