NBA Players’ Playoffs Playlists Are Heavy On Drake, Kendrick Lamar

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The 2013 NBA Playoffs kick off on Saturday (April 20) with a few tough first-round match-ups. The Milwaukee Bucks will go up against reigning champions the Miami Heat, while the Golden State Warriors will face off against the Denver Nuggets without much previous experience in playoffs, but everyone loves a good upset, right? To get prepped for playoff season a few players from teams like the Warriors, Nuggets, Hawks, Bucks and Grizzles shared their pre-game playlists with RapFix. Not surprisingly, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and even Rocko made a few appearances, but we weren’t expecting to see Justin Timberlake in rotation. See the picks below.

Atlanta Hawks

1. Jeff Teague
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Future featuring Lil Wayne – “Karate Chop”
Lil Wayne – “I Miss My Dawgs”
Dipset – “More Than Music”

Denver Nuggets

1. Kenneth Faried
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
50 Cent ft. Kendrick Lamar – “We Up”

2. Kosta Koufos
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Drake – “Headlines”
Jay-Z – “H To The Izzo”

3. Wilson Chandler
2Pac – “All Eyes On Me”
Chief Keef – “Monster”
Dipset – “Dipset Anthem”
A$AP Rocky – “Angels”
Future – “Karate Chop”

Golden State Warriors

1. Draymond Green
Wale – “Bad”
Ace Hood – “Bugatti”
Jon Connor – “No Thrillz”

2. Festus Ezeli
 J. Cole – “Power Trip”
 Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
2 Chainz – “Yuck”
 Trinidad James – “All Gold Everything”
DJ Khaled ft. Rick Ross – “I Did It For My Dawgs”

3. Harrison Barnes
Kendrick Lamar – “Collect Calls”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
J. Cole – “Power Trip”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Outta Heaven”

Memphis Grizzles

1. Austin Daye
Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z – “Suit and Tie”
Future – “Karate Chop” remix
Drake ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Started From the Bottom” remix

2. Ed Davis
Kendrick Lamar featuring Jay-Z – “Don’t Kill My Vibe” remix
Gucci Mane – “First Day Out”
Future’s latest album

3. Jerryd Bayless
Justin Timberlake – “20/20 Experience” album

4. Mike Conley
 Rihanna – “Pour It Up”
Justin Timberlake –“Mirrors”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

5. Quincy Pondexter
 Lumineers –“Hey Ho”

Milwaukee Bucks

1. Brandon Jennings
Drake “Started From The Bottom”
Rocko “U.O.E.N.O.”

2. Ekpe Udoh
Rocko – “U.O.E.N.O.”
Kendrick Lamar/Jay Z – “Don’t Kill My Vibe”remix

3. J.J. Redick
 Alt-J “Breezeblocks”
Silversun Pickups “Busy Bees”
Imagine Dragons “Bleeding Out”

4. John Henson
Rocko – “U.O.E.N.O.”
Ace Hood – “Bugatti”
J Cole – “Power Trip”

5. Marquis Daniels
Rocko – “U.O.E.N.O.”
Young Jeezy – “Get Right”