Black people listen to white music too. Paramore? That’s our rock band. And Eminem? We’ve fallen both in and out of love with his lyrics for a long time, but his one enduring fan is LeBron James, who has used the rapper’s music to bond with his new team.
The new Los Angeles Lakers player is frequently passed the aux cord during practice and can be seen listening to Eminem’s music throughout his Instagram stories.
Eminem isn’t the only go-to, however.
“Today’s white boy Wednesdays,” James told reporters. “Seriously. You’re laughing, but today’s white boys Wednesdays, so only white boy music day, which I enjoy.”
Lakers’ LeBron James on today’s practice soundtrack, which included Eminem: “Today was ‘White Boy Wednesday’. Seriously.” pic.twitter.com/8qVsCfuO3E— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) September 26, 2018
According to People, the team uses their themed music days to bond with each other, and honestly, what better way to get to know someone than to listen to their musical faves? With James only having been apart of the team for three months, he’s already began to feel ingrained.
“It’s just like taco Tuesdays," James said, according to USA Today.
“We had fun yesterday, too,” he added. “That’s what work’s all about. If you’re not having fun doing what you do, then you got the wrong profession.”
The 33-year-old is set to make his official debut with the Lakers on Oct. 18, ESPN reports.
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