By: Nick Gibson / @euro_adventures

More so than soccer or even croquet, basketball and hip hop have always been lyrically attached at the hip. That’s why every Wednesday from this day forth, ELA will be dropping “hot beats” and “sick flows” under the guise of Humpday Hoop Hop.

If I had it my way, there would be a law prohibiting MC’s from releasing tracks without one reference that’s at least ambiguously tied to European basketball. And another law that would make Soulja Boy go away. For now, we’ll have to be content with the few I’ve stumbled upon so far.

When those run out, we’ll be Hopping to Hoops generally, without the requisite Euro focus. Find any you’d like to see on ELA? E-mail us at [email protected].

For my first act, I give you the man, the myth, the mammoth: Darko Milicic. Big Sean pays homage at the 2:40 mark. The lyrics:

Bank account got me feeling well…Fargo.

Ballin’ until I get a Millie-check…Darko.

You got it from here, Sean.