The music world lost a visionary today. Adam Yauch—also known as MCA—of the Beastie Boys passed away Friday at the age of 47 after a three-year battle with cancer. This doesn't seem like a basketball story, but it is. It is a basketball story, at least in part, because Yauch was a part of our basketball world. This game that extends across the globe and changes us from the instant that we connect with it links us to Yauch.