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Caron and Gilbert's Playlists

Favored by Caron Butler.

With the season opener just hours away, Reader Jay points out that Caron and Gilbert's Rhapsody playlists, with song-by-song explanations, are available for your pre-game listening pleasure. Caron mixes F**** the Police with "A Thousand Miles," which he calls "a catchy ass song," and which I don't think I've ever heard in an NBA arena. As for N.W.A:

It's classic. That was just a mindset that I was in at one point in my life. I just love the track and all them dudes really laid it down pretty heavy. They captured the mindset of being young and black at that time. I thought they just really nailed it.

Caron also makes mention of the coming Black President, but it's unclear if he's referring to Obama or Gilbert.

Speaking of whom, Gilbert's playlist is disappointingly non-quirky, although he tries to make up for it with his explanation about Jay-Z's "30 Something."

He's like, 'What you doing now? Oh, I already done that. And I'm doing it better than you are at the age of 20.' It made me go and buy a Maybach six-deuce with curtains. I had to get one of them because he made it sound so nice. I saw [the Maybach coupe] in the video. [It's worth] $6 million. That's actually a custom car that's in the video. I think the dude is a race car driver who had the car built for him and rents it out for $500,000 a day.

So Gilbert, so often the voice of caution about the inevitable end of NBA fame for its stars, is purchasing his vehicles based on rap lyrics. Well played, Gil.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 29, 2008; 1:19 PM ET
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I'm going to need Gilbert to inject some of that timely maturity and insight in 5...4...3...2...

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | October 29, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

No mention of the NWA classic "Straight Outta Compton" shall pass without a tribute to Nina Gordon's cover.

I think they could safely play it in the Phone Booth without scaring the folks from the burbs.

Posted by: meow1 | October 30, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

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