John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: June 21

Ten professional basketball players mentioned in popular songs:

  1. Bill Laimbeer (Beastie Boys, "Tough Guy")
  2. Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Magic Johnson")
  3. Moses Malone (Kurtis Blow, "Basketball")
  4. Dominique Wilkins (G. Love and Special Sauce, "Shooting Hoops")
  5. Yao Ming (Jin, "NBA")
  6. Shaquille O'Neal (Nelly, "Greed, Hate, Envy")
  7. Norm Nixon (Shaquille O'Neal feat. Peter Gunz, "It Was All a Dream")
  8. Michael Jordan (Prince, "Style")
  9. Steve Nash (Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland, "Promiscuous")
  10. Nick Van Exel (Beyonce, "Crazy in Love")

This list was, shall we say, inspired by a recent post in Kyrie O'Connor's blog, MeMo. Four of the songs listed here came cirectly from her; the other six were selected semi-randomly from the supremely useful Basketball Music and Rap section of internationalbasketball.com.

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