Licensed to Ball

It feels safe to assume the Beastie Boys are pretty big hoop heads. Group members have produced basketball documentaries, been spotted at Knicks games (Ad-Rock led player introductions last week) and all three were featured with former NBAer Anthony Mason in SLAM 3. Oh, and they rap about the game all the damn time. In honor of their new album—Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, in stores today—here’s a collection of the Beastie Boys’ best roundball references. It’s time to get ill.

Compiled by Adam Figman