February 26, 2008

Basketball's Best Kept Secret: Revealed.: While cruising Amazon one day, I found something curious: a 1994 hip-hop album from Immortal Records called Basketball’s Best-Kept Secret featuring the flows of ten of the day’s brightest NBA stars.... In the Pantheon of Hilariously Bad Athlete Rap, it’s the missing link between “The Super Bowl Shuffle” and Kobe Bryant’s abysmal “Thug Poet.” Is there anything musically redeeming about it? Not at all. Is it worth listening to if you’re an NBA fan? Absolutely. Features playable sound clips from such awesome MCs as Dana Barros, Brian Shaw, and Gary Payton.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 06:26 PM - 6 comments

Kind of like Shaq's last line in the clip: "sometimes Y". No Shaq. Forever, why?

posted by THX-1138 at 07:01 PM on February 26, 2008

well the article wasn't what I expected when I clicked on the link...however, I have to say seeing some of those faces (Barros, young Shaq, young Kidd, Payton) brought back some memories. It was kinda cool.

posted by revsfan_3313 at 10:41 PM on February 26, 2008

"Is there anything musically redeeming about it?" If it's rap, then the answer, obviously, is "no."

posted by zddoodah at 02:31 PM on February 27, 2008

Wow, some are better than others, but they all sound so dated (which I guess is because they are dated) and monotone in their sameness. Thanks for the laughs.

posted by justgary at 05:10 PM on February 27, 2008

And it should have been kept a secret - if anyone were forced to listen to this then they could sue for pain and suffering.

posted by longgreenline at 01:08 AM on February 28, 2008

If ever there were a case where performance-enhancing drugs should have been allowed, this is it.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:35 AM on February 28, 2008

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