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The Wizards have entered Madison Square Garden. Many of the players had their pre game music on their headphones:

So here’s a wild guess on what the players with headphones may have been listening to:

Bradley Beal - “God’s Plan” by Drake

This is the number one song on Billboard’s pop charts. Beal also talks about being blessed, so the song’s fitting.

Markieff Morris - “Me Against the World” by 2Pac (NSFW Lyrics)

Morris called the Wizards “Death Row DC.” And he has that “Me against the world mentality” that the team has often used as its mantra, to their benefit.

Otto Porter - “Walk on Water” by Eminem (NSFW Lyrics)

For whatever reason, I feel this is a song he’d like, given his perfectionist self.

Tomas Satoransky - “So Far Away” by Martin Garrix and David Guetta

Garrix is Dutch and Guetta is French. But apparently Satoransky and Marcin Gortat play a lot of European music in the locker room. The song was most popular in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, but it was still a Top 50 hit in the Czech Republic.

This song also was #11 in Billboard’s American dance charts.

Kelly Oubre - “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and Cardi B (NSFW lyrics)

Someone tell me why Oubre wouldn’t like this song.

Marcin Gortat - “Nie / Nie” by Otsochodzi

This is one of the most popular rap songs in Polska at the moment, and the most listened to Polish language song on Spotify.

Ian Mahinmi - “Mi Gna” by Maître Gims and Super Sako

We are in New York City. Francophone rap is very popular. This song is ranking well in France and Francophone Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) where the music is most popular in Europe. And we see Francophone Rap AND NYC in the same video. On top of that, the song includes English and Armenian elements since Super Sako is Armenian. Magnifique!


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, and go Wizards.