Born in the Midwestern Plains, Austin Miller grew up with sports for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. His early passion for journalism has led him to cover sports, as well as technology and politics. He is a proud graduate of Brown University and CUNY-Graduate Center. While fascinated by all sports and competition in general, he specializes in how sports seep into broader society.
Have you ever been so pumped that you felt like you had just made a tie-breaking half-court shot? You can join the musicians who wax poetic on NBA athletes as a way to brag about their skill, their fame, or their love-life success. Feel that adrenaline!
With the NBA All-Star Game on the horizon, we decided to pay tribute to another way of keeping score. These are the six most-loved, most-sung-about basketball superstars. Covering both hits and less known tunes, how many of the songs can you recognize?
Some lyrics are pure adulation--focusing on the beauty and talent of individual NBA prowess. Those are just fine but don’t worry, we’ve also included some shady examples to spice things up!