A line from Drake’s ‘Thank me now‘ describes this post almost perfectly.
Basketball and hip-hop are alike. Both have some serious flows! When you think about it though, a lot of NBA players have rap albums. Not saying they were good (Champion, Ron Artest.). And then a lot of rappers like Drake, Chris Brown and Lil’ Bow wow all have game. Some bands like Public Enemy, Run DMC and others all have some sick beats that are really great to hoop with.
Like, the last day me and my friend Eoin we’re playing 1v1 and we had ‘He got game’ bumpin’ in the background.
I suppose what I want to say is that sometimes people take music for granted in relation to sports. Take Michael Phelps as an example. The guy uses music as therapy before a race to calm himself down, get rid of nerves and focus on his game.
Music is a great way to just focus on stuff or clear your head. Try it next time you’re nervous before something like a big game or a big occasion, it’ll clear your head (But, don’t do it for a test though, the last thing you want to do is clear your head.). As well as relaxing it can also hype you up or get you in a rhythm.
So find your song, or band and try it.