Music Service


1985 - Rap
# Debut Chart
29 Jan '85 R&B
71 Apr '85 Hot 100


(CHORUS) They're playing basketball We love that basketball They're playing basketball We love that basketball (Now rapping Basketball Number one 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 Mister Kurtis Blow (CHORUS) I used to go to dinner and then take the girl To see Tiny play against Earl The Pearl And Wilt, Big O, and Jerry West To play basketball at it's 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 your face, here comes the rest

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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, watch me D up, D up, D up You can't check me, man Get on down, oh, yeah I like this basketball Here I go, in your face, swish Oh, yeah, to the hoop, y'all It's basketball Tell me, were you in the joint The night Wilt scored 100 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 (CHORUS) I get the ball, then I go and play Like the superstars in the NBA The forwards, the centers And all the guards, the ones You see on the bubble gum cards Me and homeboy, we 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 rapping basketball They're playing basketball (The ball, y'all) We love that basketball (The pill, the pill, the pill) They're playing basketbal (D up, D up) We love that basketball


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