'Cruel Summer' in sports-related lyrics

Kanye and G.O.O.D. Music pepper their new album with lyrical references to pro athletes. Daniel Boczarski/VEVO/Getty Images

The biggest (end of) summer album of the year comes out today — "Cruel Summer," from Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music crew. With a lineup that hails from sports hubs like Chicago, Detroit and New York — and includes at least one legitimate baller — it's no surprise to hear plenty of lyrics referring to pro athletes throughout the album.

Sure, they're outnumbered by designer names — but we're not counting those, dummy. (And we didn't even include the Ric Flair reference, either.) In any event, as you enjoy your "Cruel Summer," take a breeze through all of the sports-related lyrical references on the album ...

Song: "Clique"

• Jay-Z: Your money too short, you can't be talkin' to me/Yeah I'm talkin LeBron, we ballin' our family tree

Wouldn't "Deron" have made more sense here?

• Kanye: S--- is real, got me feelin' Israelian like Bar Refaeli/Or Gisele, nah that's Brazilian

Any mention of Gisele is a sports reference in our book.

Song: "Mercy"

• Kanye: [People] is loiterin' just to feel important/You gon' see lawyers, and [people] in Jordans

If "LOL" made it into Merriam-Webster, then "Jordans" has to get in there at some point.

• 2 Chainz: Drinkin' champagne on the airplane/Spit rounds like the gun range/Beat it up like Rampage...All my cars is foreign/All my broads is foreign/Money tall like Jordan

Minor props for the MMA reference, since those are kinda rare, but slight demerit on the clich├ęd "tall like Jordan." Then again, "Hasheem Thabeet" doesn't rhyme with "foreign."

Song: "New God Flow"

• Pusha T: I'm ballin', Amar'e/A (K)nick sold in the park, then I want in

Pusha saw the Hakeem Olajuwon sessions, clearly.

• Kanye: Hold up, I ain't trying to stunt man/But the Yeezys jumped over the Jumpman/Went from most hated to the champion god flow/I guess that's a feelin' only me and LeBron know

There's that Jumpman again. Also, in rap punchlines: post-ring Bron Bron >>>> Kobe.

Song: "Cold"

• Kanye: And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim/Around the time she had fell in love with him/Well that's cool, baby girl, do your thing/Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team

And yet, Kris just re-upped for $24 million over two years to stay in Brooklyn. Think Kris won this round.

Song: "The One"

• Kanye: If you ever held a title belt, you would know how Michael felt/Tyson, Jackson, Jordan ... Michael Phelps

’Ye takes Biggie's oft-quoted Tyson/Jackson/Jordan trio and adds ... Michael Phelps. Out of his depth?

• 2 Chainz: Sittin' courtside at the Hawks game/Louis on, I could trip a f-----' ballplayer

But is it really hard to get courtside seats for the Hawks? Just askin'...

Song: "I Don't Like" (Remix)

• Kanye: Shout-out to Derrick Rose, man that [dude] nice

Hush ’Ye, you're gonna make him cry again!