Vertically challenged humans rarely are given the ball in professional sports. Recently deceased Phife Dawg substituted a mic for a ball to voice his love for the game. In honor of his memory, here are some of his best sports referencing lyrics:
“Beeper’s goin off like Don Trump gets checks/Keep my bases loaded like the New York Mets”
-Dated with the mention of a beeper, but oddly current with the Trump fact and the revitalized Mets.
“Hip-hop scholars since being knee-high to a duck/the height of Muggsy Bogues, complexion of a hockey puck”
-Who wouldn’t want to see Phife go one-on-one against a duck?
“I got tickets to the Knicks and she cold stood me up…With all these trials and tribulations, yo, I’ve been effected/and to top it off, Starks got ejected.”
-With one bar Phife explained how the Knicks were kept from being a great team of the 90’s.”
“I skate on your crew/like Mario Lemieux”
-Did he really rhyme that?!?!?
“Now that I got that out my system/Watch me stab up this track as if my name was O.J. Simpson”
-Wasn’t a knife “discovered” recently?
“Kid, you know my flava, tear this whole jam apart? Fuck around and have your heart, like Jordan had Starks/While you playing hokey pokey, there’s no time to be dokey/Cuz I come out to play every night like Charles Oakley”
-What’s a “dokey”?
R.I.P. Phife. I hope the Knicks are better wherever you’re at now.