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I think the music is just as much for the players as the crowd. I play football and basketball for my highschool, and I personally along with many other of us listen to our IPODs and etc to get ready for the game.
The hip hop music, helps brings a rush right before the game, and it sticks with you while you're playing. For me, it helps bring more energy. IMO however.
I seriously doubt they hear the music, unless they're on the bench. There's so many things going on while you're playing it's rediculous to think that they'd be listening for a certain song that they requested.
They're actually being paid to play, not to get motivated by music. (Before the game is a totally different issue, because there's not a whole lot to do besides sit there and think about what you need to do. But I can guaruntee JO isn't bouncing his head to Mike Jones while he's fighting for a rebound.)
How can the music not be for the players, as well? Music is a very powerful tool! It get's you motivated, livid, energized. Music has a lot to do with people's emotions.
I can't remember which playoff game it was, I think it was game 5 of the Detroit/Pacers series...but anyway, I was talking DJ PB and he said that JO pointed out what songs he wanted to hear during warm-up. And if the music gets the crowd pumped up...then it's gotta get a player pumped up.
Goin into a crucial play out of time out, hearing Eye Of The Tiger...how can ya not get fired up to play harder?