For NBA players off the court, music is everything. It's what fires up the team after a win. It's what helps calm them down on the long trips between cities. The 82-game road is a grind, and music helps make it tolerable.
This would lead you to believe that Toronto Raptors players would be experts when it comes to music - which is undoubtedly why CBC Music approached a handful for their "Jam or Not a Jam" segment. The rules are simple. The guys listen to a clip of a song, and decide whether or not it's a jam.
- Greivis Vasquez's face when he realizes he got Starship for his jam judgement.
- Terrence Ross knowing who Sisqo is.
- Jonas Valanciunas (deeply awkward with Carly Rae Jepsen) and Patrick Patterson (all in on Lionel Richie) have different levels of comfort with their manhood.
- "Everybody started from the bottom" - Amir Johnson, for your next inspirational Tumblr post.
- DeMar DeRozan getting completely behind Taylor Swift's music before realizing it's made by Taylor Swift. I can attribute this judgement to Swift's layup style of pop, it's too simple and too easy. DeRozan prefers contested jumpers like Hozier.