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usic & Basketball (BOUNCE+BEAT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I . ounce N Beat, TOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-III ba on CBS, BOUNCE+BEAT= BEGINNING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV-V

hat’s wrong with this picture?, NO BEAT+NO BOUNCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VI-VII ower Beats By Dre, LEBRON+BEATS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VIII-IX

he Street Bounce, STREETS+BEATS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X-XI akers 60s-Showtime-Present, LAKERS+TONES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XII-XIII

oin The Game, BOUNCE+BEAT+TODAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XIV-XV OUNCE+BEAT= SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XVI

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BOUNCE+BEAT= BEGINNING

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he Introduction of music and basketball had to happen like Vinyls to CDs, to MP3s etc. They just fit like a like the perfect prom couple. But this all had to have a beginning with the NBA and CBS very own NBA theme song; it was hip, roaring and pleasant to the ears that created an inclusive atmosphere of opportunity for everyone that could carry a tone. In the 80s Curtis Blow made and instant classic of this hit sport called “Basketball,” in which made his career, In 1998 Spike Lee directed a powerful film abou the sport he’s passionate about with Oscar Winning actor Denzel Washington and Miami Heat’s Ray Allen in “He Got Game,” with an iconic soundtrack including song from Public Enemy, “He Got Game,” that put this cinematic masterpiece into perfect harmony from the streets to the box-office. LL Cool J made a song for the San Antonio Spurs, Justin Timberlake wrote a song specifically for the NBA; “Can’t Get Enough.” and the list just goes on and on……

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oring thru an interception and interaction caught it, and it’s been a slam-dunk ever since. to me it’s really simple, and should be to any sports fan, music and basketball is the best thing since the 3 point shot, cheerleaders; to the defense chant, to the player introductions, music and basketball just go together!

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ike an ice cream sandwich on a hot summers day, these days there’s really no other way to experience any sports event without the beats to couple the bounce with it. And in today’s age that’s all we know and see. Our favorite songs on the radio are the same that play in the arena, to get us hyped, get the players hyped, the celebrities, and the cheerleaders. To Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, and orchestrated synth playing it’s all part of the interaction of the bounce and the beat.

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LEBRON + BEATS

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eigning king of the NBA had full autonomy of picking the NBA 2K14 soundtrack. Apparently the music game has been a serious cornerstone to LBJs game. From the mansion to the airport, to the hotel, into the locker room, LeBron is headphones bound until he blows the powder into the crowd.

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ebron has his own signature Beats by Dre. Called: Power Beats, designed for light weight and explosive bass with smooth style and comfort, compliments with Lebron’s game of dominance, power, and selflessness. Whether it’s HIpHop, R&B or lit light rock, LeBron James taste for music goes beyond the NBA into every neighborhood in America, and every city that appreciates a king when they see one.

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t’s a nationwide phenomenon, this sport may have started with Dr. James Naismith with a peach basket, but on the streets of NY York, Jersey or Los Angeles, theirs nothing peachy about blood sweat in tears. To Hip-Hop music to the fancy And 1 mixture tours. Street ball is as relevant to pro basketball players, as Chopin is with a piano. With rhythm and style to couple dance moves and Hip-Hop music.

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t’s the sound of the streets is what induces the basketball moves and the crowd The more fancy the song the larger the audience you attract and on the basketball court the more you woo the crowd with spins, cross-overs, fancy passes and dunks the more of an you attract, you put these two attracts together and you get: Rap battles before the game, dance offs, World renown DJs, And 1 Mixtape Tours, Rucker Park, Shoot to Kill Jordan’s, and lots of entertainment.

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ver since the game had legs, and we’re not talking about high tower shorts, but “tight spandex, hot perfume, and rosy smiling cheerleaders; music,” has been a special part ot the lakers organization. We’re talking about Hollywood, California, Los Angeles; the basketball capital of the world. Paula Abdul’s “Straight up now tell me,”and it was the song for the NBA Lakers of the showtime era 80s.

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nother paramount song for the Lakers of the 80s was Tears for Fears. “ Everybody wants to rule the world.” A parallel to the Lakers success as NBA World Champions in the 80s with 5 titles. To top everything off with the Lakers and it’s tones is with the legendary Marvin Gaye sung the National Anthem at memoriable western forum in 1983, it became the masterpiece anthem and later became iconic in his untimely death less than a year later.

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look out the 2014 mixtape tour, coming to a neighborhood near you

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m Let’s see. #23 the number on the back of a jersey has become more popular the name on the from, theirs songs about him, headphones, speakers, you name it without even actually saying it. Jay-Z, a multiplatinum recording artist was the former minority owner of the 700million dollar worth Brooklyn Nets, in which was only worth 450million in 2010, We have movies dedicated purely for music and basket ball like Lil Bow Wow’s “Like Mike,” and hey even threw in a sequel, we have “Coach Carter,” starring Samuel L. Jackson in which would not be as great of a movie it is today without it’s successful soundtrack and music video “Hope” featuring Twista and Faith Evans.”

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oday we have celebrities from music to movies in their favorite seat at the Staples center every Wednesday or Sunday, Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Patrick Soon-Shiong, and so on. The NBA has brought celebrities to play at the mid-season All-Star weekend, where it doesn’t matter who you are, Olympic gold medalist, HipHop mogul, actor, comedian, pop singer, or a director, if you have the bounce, the rest is history. We’ve come a long way from the disco 70s, showtime 80s, tech-bubble 90s, to the new millennium, sound of bluetooth and Kevin Hart’s irresistible crying over the celebrity trophy with convincing fashion: I’’ll say that the bounce and the beat is just the way things ought to be!

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BOUNCE+BEAT= SONG CAN YO U I MAGIN E A MOVIE WITHO UT THE SO UND , CAN

YO U I MAGIN E A K IN G WITHO UT HIS C R OWN AND THAT' S THE WAY I FEEL A BO UT THE BO UN CE AND THE BEAT , YO U

SEE THE S P ECI A L THIN G A BO UT BAS KET BA L L IT D OESN 'T MATTER IF YO U R S MA L L O R T A L L A L L THAT MATTER S IF YO U HAVE THE HEA RT TO P L AY , IT' S THE SA ME WAY

WITH PI AN O KEY S , YO U HAVE THE B L ACK AND WHITE THEY GO TO GETHER WITH EASE AND WHEN YO U P UT THEM TO GETHER , WHAT A CO LO RFU L SO UND IT IS: I HAVE THE BO UN CE , I HAVE THE BEAT , WHETHER IN-

SI DE , O R ON THE ST R EETS , I CAN P L AY IN LOND ON , O R ON

THE BEACH , BECAU SE WHEN I HEA R M U SIC , I'VE GOT THAT BEAT .

WE CAN P L AY A L L DAY , P UT THAT SON G ON R EP EAT , BECAU SE AS LON G AS I HAVE THE BO UN CE , I HAVE THE BEAT .

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Bounce N Beat  

Taking a Illustrative look upon the explosive relationship between music and basketball

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