Pistons’ Andre Drummond to debut in four-week Overtime series

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond will have his own web series as Overtime followed Drummxnd this summer for the reality show looking at his rap career.

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is having a career year on and off the court.

The 26-year-old was seen rapping in Las Vegas this summer and his career will get a boost with the launch “Today with Dre” on Overtime’s YouTube channel at 12 p.m. Sunday. A new episode of the reality series will drop each Sunday, focusing on Drummond’s rap career.

“Dre saw our series ‘Hello Newmans,’ and asked when he could get his own show … so we gave him one,” Overtime co-founder Zack Weiner said.

Drummxnd, the center’s rap name, took stage at On the Record Speakeasy and Club at the Park MGM and rapped five songs after NBA Summer League was over.

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Overtime followed Drummxnd this summer. Drummond released a new single, “Listen,” in May. Local radio station 97.1 The Ticket said it’s “a song you have to hear.”

Drummunxd’s music has been released on his Soundcloud account and is available on YouTube. His album “FYI” was good enough for Detroit News writer Rod Beard to report it was “worth some attention.”

Overtime is a digital entity backed by Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, former NBA commissioner David Stern and others. Overtime produces video content, including 25 original shows, for the latest generation of high school, college and professional athletes, according to its website.

It wasn’t all fun and games for Drummond this summer. He clearly has worked on his game, having a career season for the Pistons, and his improved ball-handling is a big reason why.

With the Pistons injuries this season, Drummond has been relied on to be an offensive force and defensive stopper. He’s averaging career highs in points per game (19.6), rebounds per game (17), assists per game (3) and blocks per game (2) through 13 games this season. His 17 rebounds per game are atop the NBA this season.

Detroit, however, is 4-9 with its reigning All-NBA forward Blake Griffin missing the first 10 games of the season and 11 total. Reggie Jackson played in the first two games before being ruled out for one month. The Pistons have played several games with zero point guards on the roster as newly-signed Derrick Rose and Tim Frazier missed some time.

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While Sunday’s aren’t typically ideal, the show will debut one hour before the Detroit Lions kick off against the Dallas Cowboys, providing good tailgate fodder. Let us know what you think.

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