Sometime Tuesday night, the hashtag #NBAMusicians inundated the feeds of many a member of Basketball Twitter. Yours truly submitted several tweets with that hashtag, and has applied the same level of brainpower--if one can truly refer to whatever it takes to create NBA band names as "brainpower"--to the Orlando Magic's roster.
In alphabetical order by surname:
- Backup center and Canadian house producer Dewayne deadmau5
- Post-punk revivalists and Parisian sharpshooter Gang of Fournier
- Floor-spacing big and Baltimore-based indie pop act Frye Oak
- First-round Draft choice and Florida alt-rock quintuplet Aaron Von Bear
- Ben Gordon Five, the Connecticut two-guard best known for "Brick," and, as a Charlotte Bobcat, for hoisting bricks.
- Well-traveled swingman and punk icon Willie Green Day
- Gainesville ska group and New York gadget forward Harkless Than Jake
- TobiaU.S.S.A. Harris, the onetime Volunteer and current Nashville noise rock group/Magic forward
- Andrew Nickelback, the pride of Canada
- Victor Ola3OH!3po, who rocketed to fame with his Rookie-of-the-Year-caliber début NBA season and his 2007 album Want
- Bruising, wrecking ball-like big man Kyley Cyrus parties in the U.S.A. and in the paint
- He may get knocked on his [rear] again, but Elfriddlin' Kids Payton feels fine
- Opposing rebounders must surrender to Cheap Nik Vučević, the classic rock band and Montenegrin center
Though the team has yet to formally ink Luke Ridnour or Devyn Marble, we've created #NBAMusicians for those two as well. Once they officially arrive, one can welcome Ridnour Lady Peace--he's somewhere out there!--and The Devynheads to Orlando.