Check out NBA players' pregame playlists for the playoffs

Friday April 17th, 2015

The NBA playoffs are beginning on Saturday and the league is helping you get excited for the second season by releasing a list of players' pregame playlists.

The lists have some of what you would expect, including an enormous amount of Drake and Kendrick Lamar, but also a few surprises, including Meyers Leonard's unconventional pairing of Billy Joel and Drake, and Kosta Koufas mixing in some Mozart.

Shawn Kemp hosting a Thunder non-playoff party

Another surprise in the playlists is that while the Raptors are heavy on team ambassador and "6 God" Drake, the Wizards do not show any love for their co-worker Wale.

Check out submissions from several NBA playoff stars, including Tony Allen, Damian Lillard, DeMar Derozan and Draymond Green.

Atlanta Hawks

Jeff Teague

“Dark Sky (Skyscrapers)” - Big Sean

“10 Bands” - Drake

Ain’t It Fun - Paramore

Kent Bazemore

6 Man” - Drake

“Allure” - Jay-Z

“All Day” - Kanye West ft. Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

Mike Muscala

“More Than a Miracle” - MNEK

“Be Real” - Kid Ink ft. Dej Loaf

“Used To” - Drake

Mike Scott


Big Sean

Johnny Cinco


Memphis Grizzlies

Courtney Lee

“Stay Loyal” - Nipsey Hussle

“Ball Drop” – Fabolous ft. French Montana

“Legend” - Drake

“When We Ride On Our Enemies” - Tupac

“Picture Me Rollin’” - Tupac

Kosta Koufos

“Headlines” - Drake

“No Tellin’” - Drake

“Energy” - Drake

“It Was A Good Day” - Ice Cube

“String Quartet No. 14 in G” - Mozart

Mike Conley

“Blessings” - Big Sean ft. Drake and Kanye West

“Alright” - Kendrick Lamar

“Champion” - Kanye West

Tony Allen

“10 Bands” - Drake

“No Tellin’” - Drake

“Know Yourself” - Drake


Toronto Raptors

DeMar DeRozan

Hood Politics” – Kendrick Lamar

“Legend” – Drake

Backseat Freestyle” – Kendrick Lamar

Takeover” – Jay-Z

Straight Outta Compton” – N.W.A

Jonas Valanciunas

“Know Yourself” – Drake

6 Man” – Drake

0 to 100” – Drake

Started From The Bottom” – Drake

Straight Outta Compton” – N.W.A

Terrence Ross

Hood Politics” – Kendrick Lamar

King Kunta” – Kendrick Lamar

“Know Yourself” - Drake


Golden State Warriors

Draymond Green

“Drinks on Us” – The Weeknd

“Flicka Da Wrist” – Chedda da Connect

“10 Bands” - Drake

Justin Holiday

“Know Yourself” - Drake

“10 Bands” - Drake

 “I’m Turnt” – Lecrae

Harrison Barnes

King Kunta” – Kendrick Lamar

 “Fire Squad” – J. Cole

“G.O.M.D.” – J. Cole


Portland Trail Blazers


"Closer" - Goapele

"Daughters" - Nas

"I Ain't No Joke" - Eric B and Rakim


“Blessings” - Big Sean ft. Drake and Kanye West

“Alright” - Kendrick Lamar

"One Mic" - Nas


"Lay It On Me" - Dylan Scott

“Energy” - Drake

"It's Still Rock N Roll To Me" - Billy Joel


Washington Wizards

Bradley Beal

“Here I Come” - The Roots

“Go Hard or Go Home” - Wiz Khalifa ft. Iggy Azalea

“How We Roll (Fast Five Remix)” - Don Omar

“Dangerous” - David Guetta ft. Sam Martin

“Ride Out” - Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG, Rich Homie Quan

Kevin Seraphin

“Power” - Kanye West

“Heart of Courage” - Two Steps From Hell

“Rise and Shine” - J Cole

“Lights On” - Trip Lee

“Blame” - Calvin Harris

Otto Porter

“M.A.A.D City” - Kendrick Lamar

“We Be On It” - Dej Loaf

“C.U.B.A.” - Calvin Harris

“Outside” - Calvin Harris ft. Elle Goulding 

Brendan Maloy

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