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30 teams, 30 songs

 

Following the Bob Dylan Oscar celebration party, NBA Scholar decided to attribute a song to each one of the 30 NBA teams. Agree? Disagree? Love it? Hate it? Just let the good times roll –

Agree? Disagree? Love it? Hate it? Just let the good times roll – the weekend is here and a new NBA season is coming soon – plenty of reasons to party!

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

1991 – NBA Action – Bruce Hornsby, Dr J, Michael Jordan

MJ and Dr. J will never fade… it’s just the way it is…

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

King Crimson – I Talk To The Wind

When you’ve been all your life hanging out on Lakers shadow and you need help from the wind to finally sail into a NBA long due Championhip… you ask for help and talk to the wind.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

Wolves – Phosphorescent

“Mama there’s wolves in the house
Mama they won’t play nice”

Will Minnesota finally get into the the playoffs picture? As long as they don’t pay attention to the wolves who won’t play nice. Bless you Flip Saunders – one of the most affable people in the NBA, class act and architect of this team.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
THUNDER

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

Obvious choice. For obvious reasons.

Although… regarding this bursting Durant-Westbrook feud maybe there could be this alternative OKC song:

Silence 4 – Teeth Against The Glass

“You call yourself my friends
You call yourself my buddies
But I can’t see where are you
When I need you to shut up
So shut up
Because if you don’t I’ll
Kick your b**t
F**k you up
Rip and cut
Eat your guts
Bring you down
To the ground
Make the sound
Of teeth against the glass”

NEW YORK KNICKS

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Perform Empire State of Mind

Another obvious choice.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Wild Horses – Rolling Stones

Childhood living was wasy to do for LBJ
The things he wanted for the Land
he bought them for the Cavaliers.
1-3 deficit? JR Smith, a wild card?!
Wild, wild horses, couldn’t drag them away

SAN ANTONIO SPURS

The Doors The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)

“Some call it heavenly in it’s brilliance
Others, mean and rueful of the Western dream
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft”

CHICAGO BULLS

Chicago Bulls Introduction – 1997 NBA Finals Game 6

“And noooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww….”
MOST. LEGENDARY. INTRO. EVER. IN. SPORTS. HISTORY.

“From North…. Carrrrolinaaaa…. at guard, 6’6′ … MICHAEL JORDAN!”
Still get the chills when I listen to it… we were so happy to experience Jordan!

BOSTON CELTICS

the corrs – toss the feathers

Time for a new Celtics generation to win…?

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

So, I’m just gon’ sit on the dock of the bay
Watchin’ the 3-1 lead tide roll away, ooh
I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Queen – The Show Must Go On

No more Showtime? No more Magic? These new Lakers… are they even Worthy?
Oh well… the show must go on!

BROOKLYN NETS

Jay-Z –Brooklyn we go Hard

Obvious choice!

HOUSTON ROCKETS

2001: A Space Odyssey Theme song

Will the Rockets travel into time and space to recover that sweet winning feeling from Olajuwon and Kenny Smith glory days?

TORONTO RAPTORS

Dinosaur Jr. – Tiny

😀

MIAMI HEAT

Not four, not five, not six… Seven nation army

From the good old days… will there be another time to party like that?

DETROIT PISTONS

Bad boys theme song

Classic song from the classic “Bad Boys” team. Isiah, Dumars, Microwave Vinnie Johnson, Salley, Aguirre, Mahorn, the infamous Laimbeer… different times. “What you gonna do when they come for you?

SACRAMENTO KINGS

Motopony – King of Diamonds

They’ve been looking for the king of diamonds – NBA CHAMPIONSHIP!

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

The Maccabees – Pelican

DALLAS MAVERICKS

Maverick TV Theme song

Wild as the wind!

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

Angus & Julia Stone – Grizzly Bear

Can they go as far as they wanna go?

ATLANTA HAWKS

Hawksley Workman – Stop Joking Around

“And smell the burning leaves
In autumn driveways
Chase my fate
into your promised land”

INDIANA PACERS

Indiana Jones Theme Song

Still looking for the NBA holy grail, Pacers are (to be read with a Yoda voice – adventure sci-fi cinema homage) 🙂

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz

Will John fly over the NBA Championhip wall and become Washington’s Wizard of Oz?

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

“WE ARE RIP CITY” SONG by Triple Double

RIP CITY faithful, best in the world! Will 1977 be replicated tomorrow, in 2017?

MILWAUKEE BUCKS

The Milwaukee Song by Jewel

“There is a lot to do
If you like water, this is the place for you
You can take a dip in Lake Michigan
The Menomonee Kinnickinnic and the river Milwaukee
You can stroll down on the Riverwalk
Or hang on on the East side and just talk

Beer built this city”

PHOENIX SUNS

Ivan Torrent – Icarus

“Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared into the sky, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which due to the heat melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so Icarus fell into the sea in the area which today bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest ofSamos.[3][4][5]”

in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus

And that moment when Nash almost cried in the locker room alongside Gentry… those years of frustration, blocked by either ruthless Kobe or the Spurs who cheated on that (in) famous referee call, stealing Suns right to fly high and probably winning an NBA Title!

UTAH JAZZ

Miles Davis & John Coltrane – Kind of blue

In hard working times, kind of blue jazz songs.

And that time, when walking around London town, a band was playing in a church the whole Miles Davis “Kind of Blue” album. I just walked in – it was free. Wonderful #moment

ORLANDO MAGIC

The Cars – Magic

DENVER NUGGETS

Pavlov’s Dog – Gold Nuggets

CHARLOTTE HORNETS

Green Hornet Theme by Al Hirt

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