Kanye West Wrote a Song About Michael Jordan

By: Robert Kessler / December 20, 2013

At his homecoming show in Chicago, Kanye West shared a musical tribute to another Chicago icon: Michael Jordan. The song is specifically about Jordan’s brief career as a Washington Wizard, otherwise known as one of the all-time greatest tragedies in sports. Jordan’s time as a Wizard lasted only two seasons and he spent many games sidelined due to injuries, it also tarnished his flawless reputation as the name and face of the Chicago Bulls. So it’s no wonder that Kanye is a little perturbed about that particular period of history and penned “We Should Have Never Ever Let Michael Jordan Play for the Wizards.”

And while it probably won’t be the Bulls’ new entrance music, it’s clearly a hit with the Chicago crowd.

And because this is the internet, there are already full lyrics, via Medium:

We should’ve never ever let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards
We should’ve never ever let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards

We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards

Why did that happen?

Why did that happen?

We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards

We couldn’t stop — we would stop — MJ playing for the Wizards

Why did that happen?

Six championships

The best years of our life

Playing through the flu

Every single night

I believed I could fly

and I wanted to be just like Mike

I believed I could fly

and I wanted to be just like Mike

We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards

Why did that happen?

Does anybody here know why that happened?

When a player

When a player wants to become an owner

When a player

When a player that’s done more for the league than the league could’ve done for him

When a player that MADE the NBA wants to become an owner of the team that he brought so much glory to, a team he brought so much story to

A team that has his statue in the front of the motherfucking building

But do you know what the owners of that team told MJ?

You’re just a player, homeboy

You can’t get no pay

You can’t own shit

THEY TOLD MICHAEL JORDAN THAT HE COULDN’T OWN SHIT

We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards

We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards

Now y’all know why MJ went to play for the Wizards

Because this very team wouldn’t let him be an owner

I’m talking about one of the most important people in our civilization

One of the most influential people in our civilization

They tried to marginalize

And in order to make his point he had to put on a MOTHERFUCKING WIZARDS JERSEY

To let y’all know “Oh yes I am gonna be an owner just like Magic Johnson”

We should’ve never let MJ ever play for the Wizards

Never never never never let him go

Because til I die MJ represents the Bulls

So tonight I’m about to put my 23 on

So tonight I gotta put my 23 on