Ever wonder what tracks motivate your favorite NBA stars? Well your in luck, and you’ll be surprised…in that order. Â To commemorate the start of the new NBA season, Rhapsody asked this very question to a few NBA players and here are the best (and I mean worst) songs selected by the bunch. They also explain why they like the songs they have choose. This list is ugly like and Anthony Mason free-throw attempt and if you thought *NSYNC was dead, you clearly haven’t talked to Greg Oden.
Greg Oden’s Playlist -Â *NSYNC, “Bye Bye Bye”Â
Oden just loves the boy bands!Â
Â “I started listening to it one day. Then one of my boys came in the car and I forgot I had it in and it came on. Then he was like, â€˜Yeah this was the joint back in the day. [Laughs.]”
Caron Butler’s Playlist
In Caron Butlers world, VC only stands for Vanessa Cartlon and not Vince Carter. Â
Vanessa Carlton, â€œA Thousand Milesâ€
â€œIt was inÂ White Chicks. It was a catchy ass song man. You had to listen to it. Believe it or not 93.9 WKYS out here, the number one hip-hop station, was banginâ€™ that sh*t.â€
Shawn Marion’s Playlist
Britney Spears should only be played loudly to drive Osama Bin Laden out of a cave dwelling. Or a Shawn Marion house party.
Britney Spears, â€œGimme Moreâ€
Â â€œIt was hot.â€Â
Juwan Howard’s Playlist
Now that Juwan is a member of the Nuggets, he can pursue his figure skating dream and these are his short program songs.
Pussycat Dolls, “Buttons”Â
“I just love the song.”
James Blunt, “Youâ€™re Beautiful”Â
“That dude is smooth. I love his voice. I think heâ€™s that crossover for urban folk, as well as people that enjoy pop and rock. Everybody enjoys that guy.”
If you want to view the entire list, it’s over at Rhapsody.