Umm, this is our new theme song. Thanks, Lee Tao Dana! -- Scott
Ridiculous Upside always with the latest, bout guys under the radar and the D-league's greatest
The NBA here is known as "The League," but the D-L's got passion, dreams and intrigue
From Idaho to Texas, from LA to Maine, some little dinky towns, cats with big game
Back to back nights, connecting flights, small cramped hotels we know so well
It all ain't easy, it all ain't fun, got 99 problems, but a broke J ain't one
Coach be screamin' then be blamin' but I catch him smilin' on the 3's I be drainin'
They say I got hops, my rocker step drops defenders on backsides, smoothly as I glide by
And head for the rack, you can crack back but when I'm on the attack and you got no choice but to take that
Cause we got scouts in the house gotta post up this mouse with not an ounce of compassion
displayin' all of the action of an NBA vet on money well spent
Just don't show the League no fatigue, keep provin'em' wrong, to show I belong no way can be wrong
Like Sundiata and the others, i'll be soon callin' a mother at home on the phone she's gonna be cryin' cause she knows bout' all a my tryin'
Always first in the gym and last to leave, I'll tell all who ask, it's the way to succeed
I'm gonna make it, I got what it takes, tellin' NBA-TV it wasn't just fate I love the D-league
though I got to say, free three striped gear we wear all day, taped up logos, corny pre-game promos, local radio blasts and futurecast,
slippery balls and freezin' stalls in the locker room, no room to move, but players be tight and and get on all right
It's all a part of the charm of the D-L for those here employed we know so well
When will I sign my first 10-day? a contract that is, so I can play? hey, got to be patient it's part of the biz But that's how it's done, it is what it is And like George and Weezie who made it up that hill I'll be movin' on up, you know I will And when I make it I won't be lazy, cause' me return to the D-league? You must be crazy!
by Lee Tao Dana
Go Idaho Stampede