I have to go with a personal favorite of mine.
Soul by the Pound; Common
"I got skills like Tim, and I'm coming in a Harderway (Hardaway)"
That song also has "So gimme a T.O. baby, like I'm.. Chris Webber."
Empire State of Mind
'Jesus payin Lebron, i'm payin Dwyane Wade"
Its Jeezy not Jesus...
Mine would be "Get me on the court and I'm trouble, f*cked around last week and got a triple-double, freakin' n*ggaz every way like MJ, I can't believe today was a good day" Ice Cube in It Was a Good Day
Not basketball but sick line
sh-t I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can,
you know how i be
last week kobe couldnt do it without me.
shaq's rap was the best
d-rav here is the meaning of that lyric VERY INTERESTING
eMC - Git Sum
"Like Magic, you say you ill but I don't see it"
"you think your an mvp like steve nash"
promiscious, just picked an odd one for some variety
Yeah Baby We Ballin Like Rawlings and Spalding Seat Back from drought III
I pack Heat the Size of Shaq's feet Murda Mook
I've got two by Jedi Mind Tricks:
"When I spit it get sh***y like the teeth of Mike Bibby
Live from nowhere keep the west coast with me like J-Kidd
Slay chicks if she pretty, only fugitive"
"I need more, need weed and need cash
Or I'ma shoot three at ya team like Steve Nash"
charles hamtilon freestyle
"if i didn't smash it, i passed it, steve nash'd it, damn that was a classic, i run this rap &$#%#&@!"
Oh Yeah (featuring Spragga Benz)
"Listen, never trippin, never catch Brown slippin
F*%k, y'all only nice around mics like Pippen"
Nelly- Country gramma
"..My grammar be's ebonics, gin tonic and chronic
&$#%#&@! bionic it's ironic, slammin niggaz like Onyx
Lunatics til the day I die
I run more game than the Bulls and Sonics.."
The Game- Bulletproof Diaries
"..Got a million dollars say LeBron don't win a ring (word?)
I know Kobe, I be on the floor, "Kobe!"
You know a nigga that can score 81? Show me.."
Everyday Is Friday Mixtape
Rio & Gambo
"Rock mics all the time like I stay in Jordans."
"I'm bout to dropstep on the track and bang it"
"As much as I travel, tell the ref to blow the whistle"
"Don't play for Houston, but I'll be sure to rock it"
"N*ggas got heat and scared to shoot it like Draino" - Basketball movie Sunset Park reference lol
"I am like AI, If I am the star, why we talkin' bout practice?"
"Born to ball like a son who's dad never made it."
"No Chuck Taylor, but converse with instrumentals."
"I be right next to the mic like Pippen."
"Haters takin' shots, but I am goaltending"
Meek Mill - WIlly Wonka
The rap version of Lebron dog. You would not beat me if you were up in your prime dogg. You can not see me but you smell me like pine sol. (im clean)
You know the best medicine go to people that's paid
If Magic Johnson got a cure for AIDS
And all the broke mu'fers passed away
You tellin' me if my grandma's in the NBA
Right now she'd be ok?
Kanye West Roses
"Still Ballin like Kobe in the clutch, sit back in the 'Lac and roll me up a dutch" I'ts one of Reed Dollaz freestyles.
"you think you're hot, i'll shut your heat down like the new york knicks" - Talib Kweli
... old school, but reminds me of one of my favorite rivalries since i've been watching basketball
But I think this one is much better. Alright, I have a few:
"I kick the skill like Shaquille holds the pill, vocabulary spills I'm ill...."-Nas, "It Ain't Hard To Tell"
"I'm slammin nigg@s like Shaquille, $hit is real, when its time to eat a meal, I rob and steal, cause Mom Duke ain't given me $hit, so for the bread and butter I leave nigg@s in the gutter...."-Biggie, "Gimme the Loot"
"And y'all scared I can tell, I'ma get Bucks like Milwaukee cause like Sam I Cassell..."-Jadakiss, "Put Ya Hands Up" (Sam Cassell was on Milwaukee at the time)
"And few get the chance to even so the Kannon Dance wit da Kannon Band $hit be slammin more than
Larry Nance and plus it's in me to give you more like Demi, I do it easy, leave Hardaway to Penny"-K-Swift (?), off of Bahamadia's Premier produced "3 tha hard way" (Ill track, three female emcee's, tear it up on a great Premo beat, Bahamadia is smooth. Plus even the title of the track is a basketball reference basically.)
"Mic skills type grills like I'm Michael Jillz, like when he rifle the pill, that's how I stifle the ill...."-R.I.P Guru (GangStarr), "Skillz" (GangStarr, my favorite group of all-time, is comprised of Guru and DJ Premier, amongst other affiliated members. Guru recently passed away, and the ill article on this site was the "Siloquay of Play-offs" as a tribute. GangStarr also had a few songs in Nike commercials back in the day, they were directed by Spike Lee who used GangStarr to do an entire soundtrack for one his earlier films. One of them played the GangStarr hit "Words I Manifest" and the other played the basketball themed "Now You're Mine", where Guru describes how he would take out his opponents on the concrete "my handles to nice, my form is precise")
Words I Manifest, Ray Allen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZCSPVudERw
Jazz Thing, Darius Miles (Never knew it existed, but GangStarr track): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oSLGRTR2e4
Now You're Mine, Darius and Q: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcDiei8AfF4
"...I keep that Taurus, Not a Ford
I'm like Jordan on the Bulls
'Cause I pull up, then I'm shooting..."
MAL-Street Corps Entertainment-freestyle
It Was A Good Day
Get me on the court and I'm trouble
Last week f*%ked around and got a triple double
Freaking brothers everyway like MJ
I can't believe, today was a good day
But I blast them well, I shoot more shots than Sam Cassell
Forgot the artist, but this was it:
"When I'm putting up a jumper, it's gonna fall of course! I'm wearing the goggles that Kurt Rambis use to sport!"
"When ya idols become your rivals and you gotta AI'em for ur survival."
In reference to when Allen Iverson crossed over his idol Michael Jordan.
Runnin mad games as if your name was scott skiles
Or better yet magic or even karl malone
Regardless who it is, your aim is to bone”
Tribe Called Quest
“You know how the man do, Coupe is on Manu
Ginoblis, but the truck is on Kobes”
Wu-Tang 36 chamb’ what you smokin?
Got you in the game chokin
Like Van Gundy coachin.
It's the blaze of glory
I'm killer in the clutch, like the Lakers Horry
Wit four seconds left, rappers can't ignore me
Pretty sure the Kurt Rambis line was Hot Karl off his song "Blao" in NBA Live 2003 (aka "the illest game ever" according to my friend). That soundtrack was a beast, and the game was super arcade like and glitchy/unrealistic, but man, that Game was fun! When you blocked a shot, it was just, BOOM! Huge dunks too, and my friend created Yao Ming, made him 99 at 3's and had 182 points in a game with him versus another friend of mine and 43 treys (Corey Fisher eat your heart out, lol). This was in a 12 minute quarter play-off series they had against each other, pretty sure the Rockets took it :). Vince Carter and Kobe were totally ridiculous in that game, alas it was a year before LeBron could have been swatting and dunking with the authority no other game has since provided with Live 2003's sound. The soundtrack was a beast too, got old when you had played it, but they had some nice tracks.
isnt that the one that came with the cd?
I never bought it, we rented it in the dorms. My brother bought it, but I do not remember it coming with a CD. I do know that Hot Karl was an unlockable player and he did wear the glasses Rambis used to sport though :). I saw the 2k11 soundtrack, it looks decent and all, but I am guessing NBA Elite's soundtrack is going to be off the hook. 9th Wonder is executive producer, and I am a huge 9th fan, so I only wish I had really any plans to buy NBA Elite instead of 2k11, but alas, I do not :). I was a huge LIVE person for years, but we switched over once X-Box 360 came out (we being my brother and myself). I forget what LIVE my brother got for 360, but it was unplayable. Just, garbage. Than he got 2k, and it was a whole new world. The game play was better, franchises, the works, they have a lot over Live I have to say. The new shooting method looks much too complicated as well, and I will mark down as something that will fade over time. But man, Live 2000 on computer, with Michael Jordan, to me that was the best Live game I ever owned. It was just crazy, I loved it. The soundtrack was fantastic, and Rahzel made the theme song and sound effects when you used to go in and out of screens. Tell me people remember this game, and if so, has their been anything close to it since?
9th needs to go back to little brother and leave EA sports alone
For the Chamillionaire fans...
I'm so into myself...
I'm the inside edition
Mo' speakers in my car than a political convention
since I mention my car and speakin of car keys
I got so many cars that I got mo' keys than Alicia Keys
When I sneeze...
God bless me
You don't really wanna test me
A lot of fellas mad they girlfriend want to molest me
Police want to arrest me cuz they think I'm smugglin Nestle
I got so much game I'm getting nominated for an ESPY
I'm the King like Elvis Presley
But my singin ain't too pesky
SITTIN ON CHROME RIMS BIGGER THAN LISA LESLIE.
NBA on NBC beat
It's the boy Rasaq I only play streetball
Cuz when you see me ballin I'm always on the street ya'll
And I got chrome shoes that so large when I put them them things they make me look 6 feet tall
Gosh Damn my rims is like Dennis Rodman, 20 Inch extensions always want attention
And our slabs is just like his head, cuz one week its blue the next week its red
My style dirty, I push back yo wig, mess up yo edge up like Calvin Murphy
They call me Dr. J, I show you how to ball the proper way, shoot a shot from a block away
Long range, when the choppa spray I'm in the zone
I'm on fire, I'm so hot today
And Im ghetto man you dont got to invite me in
Kick down yo door with a heat like I'm Iverson, OH!
It's Showtime, you ain't convinced I got game give me a sec you'll be on my jock in no time.
Rasaq is like Ray Allen, he got game
My neck is like an outdoor net, he got chains
I had em broke niggas straight riddin the bench
I play dirty, come on the court with an iron wrench
When the ref ain't lookin, I might throw an elbow
Did you hack at that boy? Man, hell no
Strap up yo Velcro, I got it all from them Air Force Ones to them high top shell toes
And I don't know what you rappas doin, Wanna be like MJ its more like Patrick Ewing
Twista - Holdin down the game
Chi town balla, K town nigga
Runnin through the streets with my hand on the trigga
And on the block,
Smokin weed with hash,
When I breeze past,
I'm bout to run through the game like I was Steve Nash.
and every line from Lil Bow Wow - Basketball
that was hot carl, i unlocked him and he did have the goggles. and i agree with your friend, that was the illest game ever. i wish i still had my xbox so i could play, i get the urge every once in awhile. also on that game were snoop dogg and joe budden and there were a bunch of basketball references.
also lil wayne got a freestlye about kobe bryant.
I had to think about it for a while but the best one is undoubtedly...
B.I.G. Things Done Changed
"Cuz the streets is a hard stop,
either you slang crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot"
I've gotta go with the entire song: "How I beat Shaq" by Aaron Carter...XD
The original song was by Kurtis Blow. Unfortunately, it was also covered by Lil' Bow Wow and Master P (ugh). Basketball Jones by Cheech and Chong is also another one, and it was covered on the Sapce Jam soundtrack by Barry White and Lil' Penny (Chris Rock), with a lot more success than the previous basketball cover (and by ugh, I do not mean UH, because damn that was old by than. Also, Master P has a line saying "I got game just ask Vince Carter", on a CD he did after failing to make the NBA on the Raptors, and than claiming Vince and T-Mac did not stand up for him. Apparently, Master P was the missing link to the Raptors winning a championship....)
I must be Lebron James if he's Jordan, wait I want rings for my performance I more like Kobe Bryant
Lil Wayne Show me what you got remix
Vado (Camron's new artist)
That could ball
Like he John Wall
Maneuvering through traffic like I'm Tracy McGrady
I think it's in a Pitbull song.