Basketball is a song that was written by William Waring, Robert Ford, Kurtis Blow, J. B. Moore, Jimmy Bralower, and Full Force and recorded by Kurtis Blow released in 1984 from his album Ego Trip. It was later covered by Lil' Bow Wow in 2002, featuring Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous and Fundisha for the Like Mikesoundtrack. Music video for the original Kurtis Blow version was produced and directed by Michael Oblowitz in New York City in 1984. The song was used in the opening video, and as part of the soundtrack, in the video game NBA 2K12.
In the song, Lil' Bow Wow talks about basketball, on the second verse, Fabolous raps with him. Fundisha sings the chorus and Jermaine close the song with his verse. In the music video they cut some parts of the film in the video. It was the last song by Lil' Bow Wow to feature the "Lil'" moniker in his name, and is also his last song on So So Def.