NBA players often listen to hip hop in their headphones to help get in a zone before games. But it's not just the hoopers that get ready for games that way. For years, particularly over the last decade, the NBA and its television partners like ABC, ESPN and TNT have used hit songs as part of their marketing campaigns. Played on commericials, before games, and as promo packages, here are the songs that have provided the soundtrack to the NBA on TV.
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