Sportsong of the Week #98


'Basketball Jones'

Cheech & Chong

1973

It's the weekend, it's time for Sportsong of the Week #98! It's Cheech & Chong's song "Basketball Jones", released in 1973, accompanied by an animated short film. It is about a teenager named Tyrone Shoelaces and his love of basketball. So, cheerleaders help us out!

Full Lyrics

Basketball Jones, I got a Basketball Jones Got a Basketball Jones, oh baby, oo-oo-ooo Yes, I am the victim of a Basketball Jones Ever since I was a little baby, I always be dribblin' In fac', I was de baddest dribbler in the whole neighborhood Then one day, my mama bought me a basketball And I loved that basketball I took that basketball with me everywhere I went That basketball was like a basketball to me I even put that basketball underneath my pillow Maybe that's why I can't sleep at night I need help, ladies and gentlemens I need someone to stand beside me I need, I need someone to set a pick for me at the free-throw line of life Someone I can pass to Someone to hit the open man on the give-and-go And not end up in the popcorn machine So cheerleaders, help me out {cheerleaders sing repeatedly...} (Basketball Jones, I got a Basketball Jones) (I got a Basketball Jones, oh baby, oo-oo-ooo) {while Tyrone Shoelaces sings/speaks...} Oh, that sounds so sweet Sing it out C'mon Coach Booty, Red Blazer, sing along with me That be bad, honky Yeah I want everybody in the whole stadium to stand up and sing with us Oh yeah, sing it out like you're proud All right, everybody watchin' coast-to-coast, sing along with us Bill Russell, sing along with us Chick Hearn, sing along with us Chris Schenkel, don't sing nothin'


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