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Rapper Lil B Could Be Warriors' Secret Weapon Against Harden, Rockets

Rapper Lil B Could Be Warriors' Secret Weapon Against Harden, Rockets
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Recording artist Lil B performs at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 10, 2015, in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Some believe that a Bay Area rap star may have magical sway when it comes to a Warriors win against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

Lil B's well-publicized curse against Rockets star James Harden for appropriating the "cooking dance" he says he invented may be a secret asset in Wednesday's game against the Warriors at Oracle Arena

The rapper now plans to attend the playoff game in person.

Rap-savvy Warriors fans have created photo memes with Lil B's Internet-famous "thank you Based God" phrase in appreciation of a hex that they think has been working in the series so far.

Born Brandon McCartney and raised in Berkeley, Lil B has long held hoop dreams of his own.

In 2012, he tried out for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Golden State Warriors' D-League team. Two years later, he released "Hoop Dreams," a basketball-themed mixtape that featured a song and video called "Gotta Make the NBA."

Lil B has beefed with other NBA stars in the past.

In 2011, Lil B placed a curse on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant after he said the player tweeted out unflattering remarks on his rapping skills.

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