Cam'ron On Basketball Glory Days

Rapper Cam'ron has made a big splash with his debut album, "Confessions of Fire," thanks to his hit duet with Mase on the single "Horse and Carriage."

Also on board for Cam'ron's new ride are such guest stars as Usher, Jermaine Dupri and Noreaga, but the rapper says that if not for a college injury, he could have done just as well as a pro-basketball player -- like his friend, Minnesota Timberwolf Stephon Marbury.

In an interview with MTV News, Cam'ron talked about how he used to give Marbury some stiff competition when the two played against each other as New York high schoolers.

"In high school," Cam'ron said, "I used to bust his ass on a regular [basis] -- and Steph, you know I used to bust yo' ass [300k QuickTime]. But now he's nice, he's a pro and I'm proud of him. He's my man when I go and see [the Timberwolves]. I'm just real proud that he went on and did his thing, along with my man Shammgod, who plays for the Washington

Wizards. So, I know a lot of pro players, cause when I was 15, I was like an All-American [basketball player] coming out of high school."

Next up from Cam'ron is a remix of "Horse and Carriage," which will feature Wyclef Jean, Big Punisher, Charli Balitmore and Silkk the Shocker.