Sportsong of the Week #2


Kurtis Blow

"Basketball"

1984

Produced and directed by Michael Oblowitz

The Island Def Jam Music Group

This song and music video is a classic in the hip hop and basketball world. The song was on Kurtis Blow's album Ego Trip. It's a song to show his love to the sport of basketball full of shoutouts to players and references to the firm place of basketball in daily life in America. When I was younger I played basketball in the backyard of my parents house with this song blasting out of the boombox. Emulating the moves he was rapping about (except for the dunks though haha). In 2012 Lil' Bow Bow covered the song for the soundtrack of the movie Like Mike. But nothing comes close to the original. Weird and unexplainable dancing and martial arts and all! One of the classics!

Full lyrics Kurtis Blow:

They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball Basketball is my favorite sport I like the way they dribble up and down the court Just like I'm the King on the microphone So is Dr. J and Moses Malone I like Slam dunks, take me to the hoop My favorite play is the alley oop I like the pick and roll, I like the give and go 'Cause it's Basketball, uh, Mister Kurtis Blow They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball I used to go to dinner, and then take the girl To see Tiny play against Earl The Pearl And Wilt, Big O, and Jerry West To play Basketball at it's very best Basketball has always been my thing I like Magic, Bird, and Bernard King And number 33, my man Kareem Is the center on my starting team Clyde, Rick Barry and Pistol Pete Now these players could never be beat Isiah and Iceman too Just give 'em the ball and then you talk up too Dantley and Wilkins are on the scene And Ralph Sampson is really mean Bill Russell didn't take no junk And Darryl Dawkins got a monster dunk Tell me, were you in the joint? The night Wilt scored a 100 points Or when Celtics won titles back-to-back And didn't give nobody, no kind of slack Or when Dr. J shook the whole damn team With moves that came right out of a dream Or when, Willis Reed stood so tall Playing D with desire, it's basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball I get the ball and then I go and play Like the superstars in the NBA The forwards, the centers, and all the guards The ones you see on the bubblegum cards Me and home boy would go one on one 'Cause playin' the game is a lot of fun Sit by the TV and watch 'em all 'Cause Kurtis Blow is rappin' basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/kurtis-blow/basketball-lyrics/#Ws1cSt3tMfSP6FHA.99


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