Snoop Dogg Explains the ‘Hizzistory of Bizzasketball’ to Jimmy Kimmel Viewers (Video)

The hip-hop star looks back at the 1954 NBA Finals “before black men were allowed to play basketball”

Last Updated: June 9, 2016 @ 11:35 AM

Basketball can be a complicated game, especially if you don’t know the sports’ backstory.

But don’t stress, Snoop Dogg and Jimmy Kimmel are here to tell you everything you need to know about the “hizzistory of bizzasketball.”

After the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” posted an easy-to-follow video in which Snoop went way, way back into the archives.

“This is before black men were allowed to play basketball,” the hip-hop star explained, while showing grainy footage of awkward-looking white players. “There is no jumping, no dunking, no heroics … it’s just basic basketball. But this was in 1954 and that’s probably before most black people had TVs, so we weren’t trippin.”

Snoop correctly predicted that the old time player would shoot free throws “granny style,” and it was embarrassing to watch.

“That was the NBA Finals 1954, Syracuse v Minneapolis … who won, who cares?” he concluded.

Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals (featuring plenty of talented black players) tips off Friday night on ABC.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.

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