While running the other day, we heard the song, “So Appalled” off Kanye’s album a couple years back. And while we started blasting that sh*t as high as possible, one part caught our attention that we must have never noticed before.

Which one you ask? Oh, just where they drop former Southern Cal and Hesiman Trophy winning QB Matt Leinart in there.

Though it gains Matty some serious street cred, it crossed our mind as one of the most random sports figures who have gotten a shout-out in a song.

What are the others? Go ahead and keep reading to hear for yourself…

Rick Barry – “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow

Though Barry was a without a doubt Hall of Famer and one hell of a ballplayer, you don’t necessarily relate him to the whole rap scene or flashy-type players like Magic Johnson, Dr. J or Wilt Chamberlainwho were all mentioned as well.

Just like the case with Leinart, we’re pretty sure this helped Barry’s cred amongst some of the kids crossing fools up on the playground.


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