The 1987-88 Arizona Wildcat basketball team was filled with famous faces, stars with the kind of staying power that keep them relevant more than a quarter-century later.
Steve Kerr, who hit the jumper that gave Michael Jordan his fifth title and is now the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, was on that team. Kenny Lofton, one of the best centerfielders of the last 25 years, was a point guard on that team. Sean Elliot, a No. 3 overall draft pick that made a couple all-star team, won an NBA title and was the first NBA player to play after a kidney transplant, was on that team, too.
Sean Rooks, Jud Buechler, Tom Tolbert. These are names that NBA fans may still recognize.
And all of them took part in this horribly embarrassing music video for a rap song that the team recorded that season:
As the saying goes, if there’s a video of it, it will eventually wind up on youtube.
Here’s the funny part: that song was written by Harvey Mason Jr., a guard for Arizona from 1986-1990 that is now a six-time Grammy winning songwriter for his work with artists like Beyonce’, Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown.
He also wrote “Sorry 2004” for Ruben Studdard.
They can’t all be winners.