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Lil Wayne's 20 Most Memorable Sports Lyrics

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Lil Wayne performs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 28, 2011 in Uniondale, N.Y.

Even casual Lil Wayne fans know the New Orleans rapper is a sportsaholic.

Often rhyming about his die-hard loyalty to the Los Angeles Lakers ("Kobe Bryant") and Green Bay Packers ("Green and Yellow"), Weezy's sports knowledge is almost unrivaled. The Young Money Sports agency boss even wrote in his memoir Gone 'Til November that he spent almost every day of his eight-month stint at Rikers Island listening to ESPN on the radio. 

Catch Lil Wayne's most memorable sports lyrics below.

"Whip It”
References: NFL star Peyton Manning, Love & Basketball

1. "If you're mannin up, you better show me you're Peyton, but you p---ies ain't ballin, no Sanaa Lathan"

"Swagga Like Us"
Project:
T.I., Paper Trail (2006)
References: 
New York Knick Carmelo Anthony

2. "And my jewels rebels. Blue and yellow/The type of shit that make 'em call you Carmelo"

"Dr. Carter"
Project: Tha Carter III (2008)
References: NFL star Vince Young

3. "So I stopped writing/Now I'm like lightning/And you ain't Vince Young so don't clash with the Titans"

DJ Khaled "I'm On One" Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross
References: 
Wrestling legend Andre the Giant

4. "Oh, I'm about to go Andre the Giant, you a sell out, but I ain't buying"

"Believe Me" Feat. Drake
References: NBA star Michael Jordan

5. "I tote a 223, two Michael Jordans, n---a"

"Fireman"
Project:
Tha Carter II (2005)
References: NBA stars Michael Jordan & Gary Payton

6. "They ball when they can and I’m ballin’ by nature/Addicted to the game like Jordan and Payton"

"Big Wings"
Project:
No Ceilings 2 (2015)
References: NBA star Yao Ming

7. "I pull some really big strings/My wingspan like Yao Ming"

"Kobe Bryant"
References:
NBA star Kobe Bryant

8. "Kobe doin' work/2-4 on my shirt/He the greatest on the court/And I'm the greatest on the verse"

"Green & Yellow"
References:
NFL star Aaron Rodgers

9. "Money green, yellow broad/Aaron Rodgers: MVP award"

"Cannon (AMG Remix)" Feat. Freeway, Willie The Kid, Juice & Detroit Red
Project:
Dedication II (2006)
References: Former college basketball stars Ed & Charles O'Bannon 

10. "I leave you missing like the f--king O'Bannons" 

"Feel Me"
Project:
Tha Carter II (2005)
References: NFL star Deion Sanders

11. "You know, just born to mack/Call me Deion Sanders, bring the corner back"

"Show Me What You Got (Remix)"
References:
NBA stars LeBron James, Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant

12. "And when it comes down to this recordin'/I must be LeBron James if he's Jordan/No, I won rings with my performance/I'm more Kobe Bryant of an artist /Same coach, same game, been startin'/Same triangle offense"

"Sportscenter"
Project:
Dedication II (2006)
References: Tennis stars Steffi Graf & Roger Federer​

13. "I need a spread in the Forbes taking a Benjamin bath, yeah/I’m servin’ this track like, Steffi Graf, yeah/Roger Federer, there’s no competitors"

"Swag Surf" (Freestyle)
Project: No Ceilings (2009)
References: Baseball star Nomar Garciaparra 

14. “Stunt hard on these bit-hes, I ain’t promise tomorrow/Now women kicking it with me like Nomar Garciaparra"

"Best Rapper Alive"
Project:
Tha Carter II
References: NFL star Warren Sapp

15. "I’m on that money train, and that Mac’ll knock ’em off track/The quarterback, well protected from the Warren Sapp/The young heart attack/I spit that cardiac”

"Glory"
Project:
FWA (2015)
References: Nascar driver Tony Stewart, Boston Bruins

16. “Your motor mouth keep vroomin’, I’m goin’ Tony Stewart/I’m on the fluid, I’m ruined, I’m cold as Boston Bruins” 

"Mike Tyson Flow"
References: Boxing legend Mike Tyson 

17. "Mr. Mike Tyson flow, uppercut all y'all/Step into my ring b-tches, ding ding b-tches/Click clack pow pow ping ping bit-hes"

"Earthquake"
Project: Tha Carter
Reference:
NBA star Patrick Ewing

18. "But let's get back to what we were doing/Laid back in that black on Pat Ewing's/That's 33 tires, he fire"

"Momma Taught Me" 
Project: The Dedication (2006)
Reference: NBA star Nick Van Exel 

19. "You don't need me, you might catch cancer/Come back from treatment looking like Van Exel"

Kidd Kidd, "Stunt Hard"
Project: 
Kidd Kidd, New Kid on the Block (2010)
Reference: Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes

20. "Yeah, I stick my landin' in a freak drawers/I'll have her bouncin' back like Dominique Dawes"