The Portland Trail Blazers have been regulars in ESPN Senior Writer Zach Lowe’s “10 Things I Like” (about the NBA) column this season. Lowe has been in love with the 9-3 Blazers so far, praising All-NBA point guard Damian Lillard, Portland’s bench, and now...their song selection during warm-ups. This season the Blazers have taken to regaling the Moda Center crowd with The Who’s super-smash “Who Are You?” and Lowe is here for it.
The Blazers play this anthem from The Who as their public address announcer (very quietly) introduces the opposing team. I love it. There is not enough taunting of opposing starting lineups in the NBA. We need more college-style edge -- some tongue-in-cheek disrespect.
Lowe suggests that other teams follow suit with taunting shenanigans. Personally, I’d love to see the Blazers diversify. Perhaps when Jimmy Butler is introduced for the Minnesota Timberwolves, they could play, “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease. How about the O’Jays “Backstabber” for DeMarcus Cousins? I’m sure you could think of more...maybe even some from this millennium. Share in the comments below if you come up with any.