The 50 Greatest NBA References in Rap

22. Kurtis Blow, "Basketball"


Year: 1984
Lyric: Entire Song

If there was a godfather of basketball references it would be this song. Kurtis Blow made the manual, referencing some classic moments in NBA history like Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points, or the Celtics back-to-back titles. Still, one line stands out, "Basketball is my favorite sport."

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