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Here's Some Toronto Raptors Playing "Jam or Not a Jam"

In which DeMar DeRozan lays quick judgement on Taylor Swift as a person.

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Some highlights:

  • 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.