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Song Parodies -> "The NBA"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Village People

Parody Song Title:

"The NBA"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Thug man, you play like there are downs,
I said, thug man, you jump high off the ground,
I said, thug man, can't make a turnaround.
The fact is, you shoot real crappy.

Thug man, though you're a punk and blow,
I said, thug man, you'll get paid lots of dough,
I said, thug man, you'll mix with your own kind
Who, like you, play poorly and whine.

They're gonna sign you in the NBA,
They're gonna sign you in the NBA.

You can buy anything, any kind of toy,
And act like an ADD boy. [Attention Deficit Disorder]

So now they've signed you in the NBA.
So now they've signed you in the NBA.

You can trash-talk and scream that you got a raw deal
You don't live in a world that's real.

Thug fan, you're a lout and you scream,
I said, thug fan. . .anything for your team,
I said, thug fan, you're a really bad dream,
Getting ready to throw something.

Most players do it by themselves,
Ball hogs are big, but have the brains of elves.
As do many fans of the NBA—
They are just goons who've wrecked the game.

There's punks and apes now in the NBA,
There's punks and apes now in the NBA.

There's very little left in the game to enjoy.
Ron Artest: the game's poster boy.

I'm inclined to say, "F*ck the NBA!"
I'm inclined to say, "F*ck the NBA!"

Artest is an a**hole, so is Jermaine O'Neal,
But so's the fan who started this deal

Thug man, you've got size 20 shoes,
You use them to take 9 steps to the hoop.
It's not just you; the whole team equals five.
Could you learn to pass? Look alive!

The game is now a travesty;
The refs let you walk at least 30 feet.
It's a disgrace, is today's NBA.
Screw it! Watch the NCAA.

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.1
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 11

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Stuart McArthur - November 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Has this sort of thing been going on for a while in the NBA?? - nice one, John - 555
alvin rhodes - November 25, 2004 - Report this comment
basketbrawl.....gotta do something with hockey players striking, i suppose...5s
John Barry - November 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Stuart, Alvin.
Kristof Robertson - November 25, 2004 - Report this comment
5's for the sentiment alone, John. I looked up the Artest story, and you're parody reinforced my belief that there is something very wrong with pro sports these days. Too much money, hype, drugs, arrogance, etc. It's the same over in the UK with football (soccer)...young men getting paid millions a year to kick a ball around, with no sense of responsibility, or common decency apparent. Rant over...555
Jonathan C. - November 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Sorry, John, but being half-right about the Pacers' role in last Friday's game isn't gonna get you a high score from me. J.O. is not a thug, and you would have been better off to berate David Harrison for punching a 67-year-old man. Right on about Artest, although reluctantly. BTW, I commend the Lions fans and Ford Field security for a better job in behaving and doing their jobs today, even as the Colts were thumping on the home team 41-9.
Johnny D - November 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Slam dunk.

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