With 2012 (and possibly, the world) coming to an end, what better way to look back at this year in sports than checking out the rappers who dropped bars referencing some of the best athletes, past and present? Whether they are dedicating a whole song to their favorite baller or simply expressing a similarity between themselves and a certain player, where would Hip-Hop music be without Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant?

Throughout 2012, we've heard Chief Keef spit an entire track about Kobe, to that line Kanye dropped about Kris Humphries in "Cold," to the infamous "you wasn't with me shooting in the gym" phrase. Check out all those and more in the 20 Best Sports Rap References of 2012.