Sing-along

Teams and their should-be anthems
February 09, 2015

LAST WEEK MATT BARNES posted a video of his Clippers teammates belting out an a capella version of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer." It was an odd choice for L.A., which is in second place in the Pacific Division, but a look at the 2014 music charts reveals a few songs that are better matches for particular squads. Here are the tunes and who should sing them.

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Song/Artist Team/Vocalist
Wrecking Ball/Miley Cyrus Knicks/Phil Jackson
Counting Stars/OneRepublic Cavaliers/LeBron James
Dark Horse/Katy Perry Hawks/Al Horford
Happy/Pharrell Williams Ohio State/Cardale Jones
Am I Wrong/Nico & Vinz Patriots/Tom Brady

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

The Astros tweeted an offer to give away a Jose Altuve--signed ball if they got 1,000 retweets in 70 minutes. They got 545 from their 186,000 followers then gave up.

PHOTOPICASA (CYRUS) PHOTOMADDIE MEYER/GETTY IMAGES (JACKSON) PHOTOMARK J. TERRILL/AP (JAMES) PHOTOGREGORY SHAMUS/NBAE VIA GETTY IMAGES (HORFORD) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (JONES) PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BRADY) PHOTOROBERT CHAMBLISS/ICON SPORTSWIRE (ALTUVE) PHOTOCHRISTOPHER POLK/GETTY IMAGES (PERRY) THREE PHOTOS ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)