What Do NBA Players Listen To Before Games? Damian Lillard, John Wall And More Reveal Playlists

Find out how NBA players get ready to step on the court.

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, with the second round underway and eight teams remaining chasing the championship. How do the most elite basketball players get ready for their games? Of course, there’s off-season workouts, practices during the year, and strength and conditioning. But getting your mind right before tip is just as important.

The NBA got up with eight of the players whose teams are still in the playoffs to find out their pre-game playlists. Check out their selections below.

Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers
1. Juvenile “400 Degreez”
2. Train “Hey Soul Sister”
3. Rich Homie Quan “Memories”
4. J. Cole “Dead Presidents”
5. Drake “Closer To My Dreams”

John Wall, Washington Wizards
1. Young Thug ft. Nicki Minaj “Danny Glover (Remix)”
2. Lil Durk “Live That Life”
3. Lil Dirk “Bang Bros”
4. Meek Mill “Make Me”
5. Rich Homie Quan “What Would You Do (WWYD)”

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
1. Rich Homie Quan “Man of the Year”
2. Yo Gotti ft. Rich Homie QUan “I Know”
3. Drake “The Language”
4. Young Thug ft. Nicki Minaj “Danny Glover (Remix)”
5. Rick Ross ft. Young Jeezy “War Ready”

DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
1. A$AP Ferg “Work Remix”
2. Drake ft. Soulja Boy “We Made It”
3. Tupac “Hit ‘Em Up”
4. Wiz Khalifa “We Dem Boyz”
5. Glen Davis “Big Baby Gonna Turn It Up”

Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Clippers
1. Tupac “California Love”
2. Tupac “I Get Around”
3. Tupac “Me & My Girlfriend”
4. Tupac “Picture Me Rollin’”
5. Tupac “Hit ‘Em Up”

Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers
1. Wale ft. Meek Millz “Heavens Afternoon”
2. Schoolboy Q “Man of the Year”
3. Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Z “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)”
4. Pharrell “Happy”
5. Notorious B.I.G. “Sky’s The Limit”

Meyers Leonard, Portland Trailblazers
1. Luke Bryan “That’s My Kind of Night”
2. Drake “Come Thru”
3. Brett Eldrege “Mean to Me”
4. Pharrell “Happy”
5. Thomas Rhett “Get Me Some of That”

C.J. McCollum, Portland Trailblazers
1. Rick Ross ft. Kanye West and Big Sean “Sanctified”
2. Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake “Holy Grail”
3. J. Cole ft. TLC “Crooked Smile”
4. Future “Never End”
5. Fabolous Soul Tape 3