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    There are lots of music videos that pay tribute to basketball, the greatest game on earth.

    The videos may not necessarily be ALL about basketball. But the very cute references these artists put in their songs about basketball are remarkable and just show how much the love of basketball is universal and how these artists are attached to it, if we care to look a little bit more into their minds.... and hearts.

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    NOTE: Sorry these vidoes have been removed by YouTube. But I'll keep the references to the videos. Here they are

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    A great example of tribute to basketball is Mark Wahlberg when he was Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch in this song called "You Gotta Believe". A Spurs fan and a very decent basketball player as well...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJO1jbLaUSs

    Mark Wahlberg you may remember also acted a brilliant role in "Basketball Diaries" one of the most memorable movies I've seen in my life

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    Mark Wahbelg was also very active in celebrity / charity basketball events alongside a lot of the brightest stars of the time. Here is his performance in MTV of "Good Vibrations" with heart-warming clips of him playing basketball and really diggin' it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anVJlt0UX7k

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    And here is the touching "Life in the Streets" where he wears the #13 jersey of the US National Basketball Team:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dbY5trqCc0
    Last edited by worldbasketball; 07-02-2007 at 05:22 AM.

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    1. Intro Beat - "AND1 Anthem" - Prince Paul
    2. Set it Off - Snoop Dogg
    3. Invincible - Capone and Noreaga
    4. We Run New York - MOP
    5. Streets - Kool G Rap
    6. Suzi Wrong Instrumental - The Last Emperor
    7. Outro Beat - "Blast Instrumental" - Talib Kweli

    Check these

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    I would also suggest the country music star Kenny Chesney in a great tribute to basketball friendship "Who You'd Be Today" when one basketball player reminisces his basketball teammate and how soon he died.

    "Sunny days seem to hurt the most
    I wear the pain like a heavy coat
    The only thing that gives me hope
    Is I know, I'll see you again someday

    Someday, Someday..."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ne3cz9eUsQ
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    Lil Bow Wow "Basketball"


    Aaron Carter "That's How I Beat Shaq"
    http://music.aol.com/artist/aaron-carter/294384/main
    Live version of same (Disney performance)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVf8tW5wJg8

    Aaron Carter: "Bounce"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_-BsGlXYH4
    Live version of same:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59zAvwd2QBw
    Last edited by worldbasketball; 04-03-2017 at 02:18 PM.

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    A true gem: A 1981-1982 song about the Memphis Tigers called Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Basketball with very interesting old footage of Tiger games.

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    Since I mentioned the movie "Basketball Diaries"....

    The trailer of the movie here with beautiful basketball references:



    Also movie scenes featuring a lot of the basketball shoots from the movie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMugY2zRA9A
    Last edited by worldbasketball; 04-03-2017 at 02:43 PM.

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    The country sensation Tim McGraw is well known to love and play basketball every chance he gets. Here in his cult song "Cowboy In Me" and in one of the most memorable lines in the song:

    We ride and never worry about the fall
    I guess thats just the cowboy in us all

    he is shown playing basketball, as if he would have also sang: We (rise) and never worry about the fall, I guess that's the (ball player) in us all" or that's how I see it anyway.

    Without this interpretation, the basketball scene would have been totally meaningless... and would not have been there anyhow... So my guess is it is there for a purpose... and shows ultimate tribute to basketball in one the most famous of his songs that you can find here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vQ1v1y4XTk

    His friendship with Nelly on a basketball court, because they had become basketball "buddies", would result later on in another world number one called "Over and Over Again" by Tim McGraw and Nelly collaborating.
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    Nice thread with some older stuff...
    I kinda liked the hoop dreams soundtrack and song with the same title...

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    Actually not a song, but this PSA (Public Service Announcement) on adopting has a basketball theme. I found it on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXdiqIRL158

    THe song featured is Air Supply "When I Need You"
    Last edited by worldbasketball; 01-03-2007 at 12:05 PM.

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    Coldplay's "The Scientist", a huge international hit for the band has a great reference about basketball friendship in the official video:

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    Blink 182's "What's My Age Again?" is one of the most "revealing" video clips ever done where they run stark naked.

    Why is it a tribute to basketball? Actually the band members, naked throughout, also pass running naked through a basketball court where one of the Blink's actually snatches the ball and scores a basket while the basketball players are looking amazed...



    So nice of Blink 182 to greet basketball in this classic clip. Shows how much they love the game.
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    Welcome back, WBB... we've missed your basketball-related topics

    Stuart

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    Thanks for the links.
    For some reason, they don't work on my PC. So I am giving new links of same that seem workable

    Curtis Blow "Basketball"


    Red Hot Chilli Peppers "Magic Johnson"


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    5ive "Slam Dunk Da Funk"
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    Weird Al - Smell like Nirvana
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck6nP41QgbI

    Roni Size - Brown paper bag
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcjh1BnLQIc

    Slipknot - Duality (Not sure if violence against basketball equipment counts as tribute)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anZI4l-DHsU

    Skee Lo - I Wish
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXUrctcKpE

    Gangstarr - Now you're mine (no video, just lyrics)
    http://lyrics.astraweb.com/display/8...oure_mine.html

    SEL - Kasio fanatas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ilXGXeDhRI

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    Hit 'Em High (Monstars Anthem)
    Credited: B Real, Coolio, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Method Man

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    I don't know if this counts since he is a basketball player anyhow:

    Shaquille O'Neal - "(I know I got) Skillz"

    Last edited by worldbasketball; 04-03-2017 at 02:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuDux
    Weird Al - Smell like Nirvana
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck6nP41QgbI

    Roni Size - Brown paper bag
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcjh1BnLQIc

    Slipknot - Duality (Not sure if violence against basketball equipment counts as tribute)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anZI4l-DHsU

    Skee Lo - I Wish
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXUrctcKpE

    Gangstarr - Now you're mine (no video, just lyrics)
    http://lyrics.astraweb.com/display/8...oure_mine.html

    SEL - Kasio fanatas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ilXGXeDhRI
    Whoa, SlipKnot woke me up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldbasketball
    I don't know if this counts since he is a basketball player anyhow:

    Shaquille O'Neal - "(I know I got) Skillz"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPKTLLb80Ns
    Thank God he's got a day job.
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