(i Can't Play) Basketball Lyrics

by Jimmy Fallon

Yo! Are you ready for some air ball throwin'
Free throw blowin, no look where I'm goin'
Free style flowin'? You are in my house, baby

Well, it's tip off time and I'm off the tip
Walkin' to the bench and I sit, bite my lip
Bustin' out rhymes, standin' in line
'Cause it's garbage time

'Cause I'm calm, I'm cool
And I collected eighteen shots that got rejected
I'm not Corey Feldman, I'm not Corey Haim
I got a license to drive but I ain't got game

Jimmy, what do you say?
You can't play basketball
Jimmy, what do you say?
You can't play basketball

Wear my socks high 'cause it makes me feel cool
I don't know how to dribble, but I know how to drool
People always say that I'm a basketball fool
I got a little tiny hoop cold floatin' in my pool

Played my friend's dog on a twenty dollar bet
I took him to the hole, I took him to the vet
Shoot from the three every chance I get
I call it in the air, nothin' but nothin'

Jimmy, what do you say?
You can't play basketball
Jimmy, what do you say?
You can't play basketball

"Okay, here's my chance, the open lane
Don't get nervous, don't sweat, everyone's watchin'
You can do it, man, I mean, just dribble up
Don't double dribble, just dribble normal"

"Don't show everyone that you can dribble super-fast
Between your legs like you do in your driveway
No, this is in front of people on the court
I'm gonna go up in the air, I'm gonna dunk it as hard as I can"

"'Cause usually I'm on the other end, people dunkin' on me
I'm used to some 7 foot dude's "Thingy" gettin' smacked in my face
I still got the bruise to prove it
But I ain't gonna take that nickname "Dick Bruiseface" lyin' down
My name ain't Dick Bruiseface"

Well, listen up ya'll! You know I'm not tall
My name was never written on the bathroom wall
I'm gonna say "What's up?" I'm gonna take the pump
'Cause I'm a movin' pick, I'm gonna shoot some bricks
So I huff and puff, I say enuff z'nuff
I'd rather watch Ahmad Rashad on the inside stuff
Say

Jimmy, what do you say?
You can't play basketball
Jimmy, what do you say?
You can't play basketball

Jimmy, what do you say?
You can't play basketball
Jimmy, what do you say?
You can't play basketball