The NBA will probably resume games without fans present.
How will that look?
Before the league suspended its season, the Warriors planned to host a game without fans. So, they developed a format that could become the model.
Draymond Green on “All The Smoke:”
I actually got Shabazz – one of my homeboys DJ – to make a dope-ass playlist. A dope-ass hip hop playlist and then a dope-ass top-40 playlist – we’ve got to incorporate everybody into it – to play during the game. Because it was going to be like open gym. You’re out there hooping with tunes going.
They told me to get the playlist and submit it.
Green didn’t say who “they” were, but I presume the Warriors.
We know Green likes his music.
The internal politics of playlists could be fascinating. Which players get to pick? Does one leader get full control? Do players rotate? Who gets say and doesn’t? This could reveal plenty about team’s hierarchies.
Teams frequently play music during games already. But it’ll be something else without crowd noise. Will that translate well to television? Golden State apparently thought yes.