The 50 Greatest NBA References in Rap

11. Jay Z & Kanye West, "N****s in Paris"


Year: 2011
Lyric: "So I ball so hard mothafuckas wanna fine me/First niggas gotta find me/What's 50 grand to a mothafucka like me?/Can you please remind me (Ball so hard)/This shit crazy/Y'all don't know that don't shit faze me/The Nets could go 0 for 82 and I'd look at you like this shit gravy" (Jay Z)

This reference was so different from other references because of how unique the situation was. Jay Z actually had an investment in an NBA team and he had been fined by the NBA for a visit to the Kentucky Wildcats locker room in 2011. While Hov might have sold his stake in the Nets recently, we can always reminisce on the golden times when he couldn't care less if the Nets won a game or if David Stern's goons came at him with fines.

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