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NBA, Video, We Reminisce / Oct 5, 2010 / 5:30 pm

We Reminisce: Magic & Microwave in “13 Johnsons” NBA Rap, 1984

Like I had to remind the guys at work: Not every ’80s rapper was nice. While we’d like to believe we grew up on nothing but Eric B. & Rakim and N.W.A.-quality work, but don’t forget that wackness existed even in the Golden Age. Case in point: This clip from the NBA’s ’83-84 season recap pointing out how many guys in the League had the last name Johnson.


Who was your favorite player with the last name Johnson?

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  • http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/703154723/the-soulchorea-project?pos=1 Kermit The Washington

    Yo Austin, this song is STILL better than 99% of the rap that’s out there today! LOL

    Great clip

  • http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/703154723/the-soulchorea-project?pos=1 Kermit The Washington

    And what the heck is up with the mascot at the 0:08 mark?!? hahaha that joint looks MAD racist right? haha

  • danocasa

    “Might a star today, next day be far away”

    Quick! Cut to Bill Walton!

    -Portland Trail Blazers

  • Bojangles

    My new top five rap songs of all time:

    1. Biggie- Juicy
    2. NWA – Straight outta Compton
    3. Nas – It Ain’t hard to tell
    4. Unknown- 13 Johnsons with the same last name
    5. Naughty by Nature – Hip hop hooray

    Why can’t rappers today stop talking about their ice/girls/guns and rap about something smart, like the fact that there were thirteen guys in the NBA with the same last name? I miss the good old days…

  • CoraSong

    @ kermit, I’m totally with u on that my man, cheers from mexico!

  • Gerard

    “Too many Johnsons spoil the soup”

    Truer words have never been spoken.

  • http://www.topnewhiphopmusic.com/max-minelli-rat-for-that-lyrics/ dave

    awesome