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Jimmy & Mitch in the “good’ old days…

You Give Hoops a Bad Name

Part 2 of the Lakers-Bon Jovi trilogy

Sung to the tune of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name,” I should have done this last year, but was too disgusted with the Lakers in the off season to write about them. But since I have to do a new song with the arrival of Lavar (and Lonzo) Ball, I figured it’s time to remember the end of Jimmy Buss.

To Jason Concepcion and all Knicks fans, please feel free to substitute “Phil,” “Derrick” and “Noah” and make the song your own!

Bricks fill the air
And you’re to blame, Jimmy
You give hoops a bad name

Free agent smiles is what you sell
You promise us heaven, then put us through Hell
Banners of old got a hold on me
When hard cap’s a prison, you can’t break free

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Luuu-oool, what an empty gun, yeah
Oh, oh, that Mozgov can’t run
No one can save us
The damage is done

Bricks fill the air
And you’re to blame
You give hoops a bad name (bad name)
Four years with this pair, are you insane?
You give hoops a bad name (bad name)
You give hoops… a bad name

Paint a smile on this pig
All we can hope is the lottery’s rigged
A desperate dream, we all ask why
Deng’s very first brick was your final goodbye

Luuu-oool, what an empty gun, yeah
Oh, oh, that Mozgov can’t run
No one can save us
The damage is done

Bricks fill the air
And you’re to blame
You give hoops a bad name (bad name)
Mitch doesn’t care, the team is lame
You give hoops a bad name (bad name)
You give hoops, ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

No!!!!!!!

Bricks fill the air
And you’re to blame
You give hoops a bad name (bad name)
We pay our share, you tank each game
You give hoops a bad name (bad name)

Bricks fill the air
And you’re to blame
You give hoops a bad name (bad name)
It’s so hard to bear, the Clipp’s got game
You give hoops a bad name (bad name)
You give hoops (Luuu-ooo-o-oo-o-ol)
You give hoops (bad name)
You give hoops (Luuu-ooo-o-oo-o-ol)
You give hoops (bad name)
You give hoops (Luuu-ooo-o-oo-o-ol)
You give hoops (bad name)
You give hoops (Luuu-ooo-o-oo-o-ol)
You give hoops (bad name)

See Part 1, “Laker’s on a Prayer” here:

Look for Part 3 soon!

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Ad agency creative director, writer & designer at https://guttmanshapiro.com. Former pro tennis player and peak performance coach for professional athletes.

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