SLAM’s Dave Zirin interviewed Adam “MCA” Yauch in 2008, talking hoops and his critically acclaimed film, Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot. The late Beastie Boys’ member discusses a high school gem named Kevin Love, as well as other young players who eventually made it big: Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, Mike Beasley, Lance Stephenson, Kyle Singer and more.

Check out Dave’s latest column on the Brooklyn-bred MCA here.