Basketball (song)

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Basketball Bow Wow.jpg
Single by Lil' Bow Wow featuring Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous and Fundisha
from the album Like Mike: Music From the Motion Picture
Released June 24, 2002
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:58
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Bralower, Robert Ford, Paul Anthony, Brian George, Lucien George Jr., Junior Clark, Curt Bedeau, Gerry Charles, James B. Moor, Kurt Blow, Shirley Walker, William Waring
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri, La Marquis Jefferson
Lil' Bow Wow singles chronology
"Take Ya Home"
(2002) Take Ya Home2002
(2002) Basketball2002
"Let's Get Down"
(2003) Let's Get Down2003
Fabolous singles chronology
(2001) Young'n2001
(2002) Basketball2002
(2003) 4Ever2003

"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 Mike soundtrack. 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 2016, the song was played during an episode of The Goldbergs entitled "Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone?". Kurtis Blow also recorded a new version of the song with lyrics about the game Dungeons & Dragons for the episode.[1]


Chart (2002-2003) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 81
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 53
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 44
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 25


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