NBA Finals-ists Share Their Playlists

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Prior to the NBA Finals, I caught up with a few athletes from the two respective teams to talk music. Boris Diaw was playing with his belly and Chris Bosh was grazing in a nearby pasture—both couldn’t be found for comment. For those I was able to interview in regards to pregame pump-up music, I was horrified at what I found…

 

Miami Heat

RAY ALLEN – Shooting Guard/Snide Grinner

–          The Clovers –“Love Potion No. 9”

–          One Direction – “One Thing”

–          YG – “Toot It and Boot It”

–          Nazareth – “Hair of the Dog”

–          Gretchen Wilson – “Homewrecker”

–          Eric B and Rakim – “Don’t Sweat the Technique”

–          Anything by doppelganger Mos Def

 

SHANE BATTIER – Small Importance Forward

–          United States Military –“Taps”

–          Shirley Bassey – “No Regrets”

–          Ed Rieck – “Too Many Regrets”

–          Mac Dre – “Not My Job”

–          Train – “50 Ways to Say Goodbye”

 

 

MARIO CHALMERS – Point Guard/Pest/Puerile Excuse Maker

–          Ween – “Baby Bitch”

–          Lil B – “Wonton Soup”

–          Will Smith – “Getting Jiggy With It”

–          J. Cole ft. Miguel – “Power Trip”

–          Fatty Spins – “Doin’ Your Mom”

–          Nicki Minaj – “Stupid Hoe”

–          Blake Shelton – “Some Beach”

 

 

LEBRON JAMES – Small Forward/Deity/WHATEVER THE HELL HE WANTS

–          Dehydrated – “Werewolf”

–          Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail the King”

–          Westside Connection – “Bow Down”

–          His Sprite commercial

–          Anything off Watch the Throne

–          Not this:

 

TONEY DOUGLAS – Who Knows

–          Public Enemy – “Can’t Do Nuthin’ for Ya Man”

–          Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z – “Suit and Tie”

–          Team America World Police Soundtrack – “I’m So Ronery”

 

San Antonio Spurs

TIM DUNCAN – Power Forward/Ol’ Man Rivers

–          Francis Scott Key – “The Star-Spangled Banner”

–          Steve Martin and The Toot Uncommons – “King Tut”

–          Johnny Cash – “A Boy Named Sue”

–          The Beatles – “Yellow Submarine”

–          Bing Crosby – “White Christmas”

–          Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

–          Duke Ellington – “In a Sentimental Mood”

–          Unknown – “Hurrian Hymn No. 6”

–          Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – “Timber”

 

KAWHI LEONARD – Small Forward/Life Whisperer

–          The Ocean – “Underwater Whale Sounds”

 

TONY PARKER – Point Guard/Roller of Yahtzee’s in the Paint

–          The Lonely Island – “D—k in a Box”

–          Digital Underground – “Humpty Dance”

–          Rihanna – “What’s My Name?”

–          Miranda Lambert – “Over You”

–          Colin Hay – “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You”

–          Unknown – “Desperate Housewives Theme Song”

 

MATT BONNER – The Kindest Power Forward in NBA History/Man of Red

–          Loretta Lynn – “You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”

–          DJ Jazzy Jeff – “Parents Just Don’t Understand”

–          Camneedsthis – “McDonald’s Rap”

–          Relient K – “I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ for Christmas”

–          Les Misérables Soundtrack – “Red and Black”

–          Beastie Boys – “Paul Revere”

–          Frank Zappa – “Titties and Beer”

 

JEFF AYRES – …

–          Weird Al Yankovich – “Fat”

–          Hilary Duff – “So Yesterday”

–          Bruno Mars – “Locked Outta Heaven”

–          The Lumineers – “Hey Ho”

–          Finatticz – “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun Thun”

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