NBA Players Reveal Favorite Tunes for the Playoffs [Soundcloud Audio Streams]

Jarrett Hoffman

by Jarrett Hoffman

Published May 15, 2014


Wonder what your favorite NBA player will be listening to in the locker room as he gets ready for one of tonight’s big playoff games? Well, now you might have a better idea. Bleacher Report, in collaboration with the NBA, has posted five big-name players’ top five songs.

Drake was the most popular artist, with three hits on the compiled list in “We Made It,” “The Language,” and “Closer To My Dreams” — favorites of DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), and Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), respectively.

Lil Durk, meanwhile, had two songs, “Live That Life” and “Bang Bros,” both preferred by John Wall (Washington Wizards).

In terms of songs, Schoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year” and Young Thug’s “Danny Glover (Remix)” were the favorites, each making the lists of two players.

Perhaps the most interesting selection, however, was DeAndre Jordan’s #5 pick: “Big Baby Gon’ Turn It Up,” created by fellow Clippers player Glen “Big Baby” Davis before the 2012-13 NBA season. Davis repeatedly sings the title words in this self-produced and highly auto-tuned masterpiece, which is unfortunately his only song, as he calls himself a "one-hit wonder."

Check out the full list of favorite songs with audio streams below:

Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers

1. “Heaven’s Afternoon” by Wale ft. Meek Mill

2. “Man of the Year” by Schoolboy Q

3. “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)” by Kendrick Lamar

4. “Happy” by Pharell Williams

5. “Sky’s The Limit” by The Notorious B.I.G.

DeAndre Jordan - Los Angeles Clippers

1. “Work (Remix)” by ASAP Ferg

2. “We Made It” by Drake

3. “Hit ‘Em Up” by Tupac

4. “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa

5. “Big Baby Gon’ Turn It Up” by Glen Davis

Bradley Beal - Washington Wizards

1. “Man of the Year” by Schoolboy Q

2. “I Know” by Yo Gotti

3. “The Language” by Drake

4. “Danny Glover (Remix)” by Young Thug

5. “War Ready” by Rick Ross

John Wall - Washington Wizards

1. “Danny Glover (Remix)” by Young Thug

2. “Live That Life” by Lil Durk

3. “Bang Bros” by Lil Durk

4. “Make Me” by Meek Mill

5. “What Would You Do (WWYD)” by Rich Homie Quan

Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers

1. “400 Degreez” by Juvenile

2. “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train

3. “Memories” by Rich Homie Quan

4. “Dead Presidents” by J. Cole

5. “Closer To My Dreams” by Drake

If you're looking to catch these guys' games in addition to their favorite music, tonight the Wizards face up against the Indiana Pacers at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. at 8:00 PM EST, while the Clippers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles at 10:30 PM EST. The Trail Blazers, on the other hand, were eliminated from the playoffs last night by the San Antonio Spurs.

Source: Bleacher Report

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