Jay-Z’s Best Basketball References

by August 08, 2011


Compiled by Adam Figman / @afigman

At around 12 a.m. last night, the Internet went absolutely bonkers for a little something called Watch the Throne, a joint album by Jay-Z and Kanye West. Maybe you heard about it. And if you downloaded WTT on iTunes minutes after it was released—as we did—then you probably noticed Hov dropped a handful of basketball-related rhymes throughout many of his impeccably crafted verses. Truth is, Jay’s been connected to the game for years—his part-ownership of the Nets standing as the latest proof—and, as you really should’ve picked up by now, the Brooklyn native’s been sprinkling hoops talk into his raps since the mid-90s. Roll through the gallery above to check out what we believe are his 100 best bball references—though, admittedly, there might not be too many others. Let us know what we missed and which you dig most in the comment section below.