The NBA and rap have crossed paths many times throughout the years. We always hear the classic adage that NBA players want to be rappers and rappers want to be NBA players, so there are bound to be rappers that use some NBA references in their lyrics. These dedications, references, and shout-outs to the NBA come in different forms. There are entire songs dedicated to the NBA like Kurtis Blow's "Basketball" and there are quick and witty references like Drake's memorable line about Kobe Bryant's marital issues on "Stay Schemin'." From The Notorious B.I.G. to Kanye West, here are the 50 Greatest NBA References in Rap.
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