Granted, I’m from California, but when I think country music, I think whiskey and exes who live in Texas. Why does it speak to you? Jimmy Butler: It’s really laid back and mellow. And there’s always a story behind it, some truthful story that happened to you. People say it’s sad, but I’m getting to learn about you through your music, just from what you wrote in the song. I’m friends with a lot of them now — Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Russell Dickerson. I try to support them as much as I can in the offseason, traveling to different cities. I respect the hell out of what they’re doing.
Tom Orsborn: Pop was asked on whether #Spurs should follow Knicks’ no-music experiment. Pop on arena music: “I always think the music is a little loud, for sure. Most of it is not all that enjoyable.” Pop says each fan should have their own personal jukebox like they use to have on the tables at “those old drugstores.” #Spurs
The Nets will celebrate the life of Brooklyn-born Biggie Smalls, also known as The Notorious B.I.G. and Billboard’s “greatest rapper of all-time,” when the Nets host the New York Knicks at Barclays Center on Sunday, March 12 at 6 p.m. The evening will commemorate Biggie’s iconic legacy and the 20th anniversary of his passing on March 9, 1997.
The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It’s the “NBA on TNT Road Show,” an extension of the branding the league partner used for opening night in Cleveland. With more Pitbull. TNT shared its plans for the weekend with For The Win, and the takeaway is a lot of free entertainment for NBA fans who get down to the Big Easy for the big weekend. Here’s a quick look at the key elements of the schedule: