Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/9/14
John Lennon may have made his mark in music more than 60 years ago, but his songs have stayed fresh for generations. His basketball shot? Not so much. Lennon apparently spent a little time shooting hoops in his day, as evidenced by a video that has surfaced of him playing backyard ball with Miles Davis at a birthday party. Judging by the hair and clothes, it’s 1970s Lennon and Davis. Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono, and Davis’ significant other are there to join in the fun. Lennon and Davis are playing a game called 5-3-1, a type of old-school horse where players get different amounts of points depending on where they shoot the ball. (One version says it’s five points for a made foul shot, three for shooting from where the player gets the rebound, and one from shooting just anywhere.) It’s not just their game that’s antiquated, though. Check out the vintage 1970s basketball form by the music legends below, and see what you think of how they redefine “classic” on the court. Photo via Instagram/_ddaniella
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kobe is finally going to start resting

Michigan contacted 49ers to inquire about Jim Harbaugh

Tom Brady: Pats would like to 'end on a high note' vs. Bills

Heat to play tribute video for LeBron

Michael Sam: Gay players in the NFL have reached out to me

Cleveland Browns reportedly sign QB Tyler Thigpen

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Everyone is a winner in Rondo trade?

John Harbaugh: Brother's time with 49ers is over

Bill Belichick has little reaction to Patriots clinching No. 1 seed

MVP power rankings: Peyton threw it away vs. Bengals

Jimbo Fisher: Leaving for NFL is what Jameis Winston 'should do'

Geno Smith: Jets coaching change 'could be good'

10 biggest 'Scrooges' of the 2014 NFL season

Are the Padres a serious contender or merely watchable?

Jerry Jones: Cowboys have the franchise tag for Dez

10 great players who were disappointments in 2014

Geno Smith: Coaching change might be good for us all

Dominic Raiola suspended one game for leg stomp

Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain's house burns down

Five things learned from Week 16 in the NFL

The five most underwhelming teams in 2014

Did Max Scherzer really have his breakout in 2012?

Five NFL players who have failed to step up

WATCH: Dre Kirkpatrick picks Peyton twice to ice game

Entertainment News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Biggest 'Scrooges' of the NFL season

The 7 best sneakers released in 2014

10 NFLers who disappointed in 2014

Sam: Gay NFLers have contacted me

Cowboy McClain's house burns down

Things learned from NFL's Week 16

5 NFLers who haven't stepped up

Wes Welker, wife confused over his concussions

BYU, Memphis fight after bowl game

FSU sends recruit an eccentric pitch

Brandon Marshall unloads on Raiola

Did Aldon Smith violate probation?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.