Yesterday the Beastie Boys were elected to the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. In a statement, the group cited "inspiration from our families, friends and musicians...and too many others to possibly name." Conspicuously absent in the list of thank yous were the sports figures who have served as muses—and whose names completed couplets with hard-to-rhyme words like "prosciutto"—to the Beasties over the years.

In order to correct that wrong (no doubt MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D will thank us at the induction ceremony), we scoured the B-Boys' catalogue for references to on-field ballers. Here are the Beastie Boys' 10 Coolest Sports Name Drops...