Basketball

Album: Ego Trip (1984)
Charted: 71
  • They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball
    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball

    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball
    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball

    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball
    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball

    (Now rapping basketball, Number 1, Kurtis Blow)

    Basketball is my favorite sport
    I like the way they dribble up and down the court
    Just like I'm the king on the microphone
    So is Dr. J and Moses Malone
    I like slam dunks, take me to the hoop
    My favorite play is the alley-oop
    I like the pick-and-roll, I like the give-and-go
    'Cause it's basketball, uh, Mister Kurtis Blow

    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball
    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball

    I used to go to dinner, then take the girl
    To see Tiny play against Earl The Pearl
    And Wilt, Big O, and Jerry West
    Play basketball at its very best
    Basketball has always been my thing
    I like Magic, Bird, and Bernard King
    And number 33, my man Kareem
    Is the center on my starting team

    (To the hoop, y'all, watch out, watch out)
    (In yo face, here comes the rest)

    Clyde, Rick Barry, and Pistol Pete
    Now these players could never be beat
    Isiah, and Iceman, too
    Just give 'em the ball, and then you chalk up two
    Dantley and Wilkins are on the scene
    And Ralph Sampson is really mean
    Bill Russell didn't take no junk
    And Darryl Dawkins got a monster dunk

    (To the hoop, y'all, yes)
    (Ha-ho, here I go, face)
    (Watch me, D up, D up, D up, sucker)
    (Ah, you can't check me, man)
    (I get on down)
    (Oh yeah, I like this basketball)
    (D up now, here I go, in yo face)
    (Swish!)
    (Oh yeah!)
    (To the, to the hoop, y'all)
    (It's basketball)

    Tell me, were you in the joint
    The night Wilt scored a hundred points?
    Or when Celtics won titles back-to-back
    And didn't give nobody no kind of slack?
    Or when Dr. J shook the whole damn team
    With moves that came right out of a dream?
    Or when Willis Reed stood so tall
    Playing D with desire? It's basketball!

    They're playing basketball (to the hoop, y'all)
    We love that basketball (yeah, yeah, girl)
    They're playing basketball (oh yeah)
    We love that basketball (to the hoop, to the hoop, to the hoop, y'all)

    They're playing basketball (shoot the pill)
    We love that basketball (bass line, slam dunk)
    They're playing basketball (D up, D up, D up)
    We love that basketball (oh yeah)

    I get the ball and then I go and play
    Like a superstar in the NBA
    The forwards, the centers, and all the guards
    The ones you see on the bubblegum cards
    Me and homeboy would go one-on-one
    'Cause playing the game is a lot of fun
    Sit by the TV and watch 'em all
    'Cause Kurtis Blow is rappin' basketball

    "Now did you see that boy Pearl the other night
    Take that thing up in Ewing's face?"

    "He's bad, but I like Michael Jordan, man"

    "Man, do y'all remember the old days?
    The old days when the Reverend Dr. J
    Used to take the whole team, boy
    Used to do it to 'em
    Used to burn 'em, used to burn 'em
    I saw him burn Cazzie Russell one night
    Man, it was embarrassing"

    "Hey, y'all see Bernard King, man?"

    "Oh Bernard King is my man
    I like that nigga"

    "Knicks play ball"

    "Oh they been playin'"

    "Bill Russell was the man"

    "Oh, but Wilt usually take him, man, Wilt"

    "My man Bill Russell had the championship ring
    Wilt just had them points, that's all he ever had"

    "I don't know, I don't know about rings, man"

    They're playing basketball (the ball, y'all)
    We love that basketball (the pill, the pill, the pill)
    They're playing basketball (D up, D up)
    We love that basketball (oh yeah, to the hoop)

    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball
    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball

    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball
    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball

    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball
    They're playing basketball
    We love that basketball

    They're playing basketball (to the, to the hoop)
    We love that basketball (to the hoop, to the, to the, to the hoop)
    They're playing basketball (swish!) Writer/s: Full Force, J.B. Moore, Jimmy Bralower, Kurtis Blow, Robert Ford, Shirley Walker, William Waring
    Publisher: FANCY FOOTWORK MUSIC, MUSIC MANAGEMENT
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Mason from Prior Lake, MnLil' Bow Wow covered this.
  • Abdul from L.a., CaAccording to Russell Simmons (who used to manage Kurtis Blow) Kurtis got his name because he used to sell coke before becoming a full time rapper. And even when his rap career started to take off, he was still dealing. "Blow", as you may know, is a nickname for cocaine.
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