Players as modern musical artists

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – FEBRUARY 09: Josh Hart # 3 of the New Orleans Pelicans and Brandon Ingram (Photo by Jonathan Bachman / Getty Images)

Music has been intimately linked to sport from the start. From baseball having an organist to boxing developing release music, the two entities have never escaped.

Every music star lingers on their high school sports days, where every athlete digs their toe into a below average music career at one point or another (Hey Lonzo).

There is a small class that has been able to excel in both music and sports, but it is few. My favorite example is country singer Sam Hunt who can claim he has a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 while beating the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa while being the University of Alabama QB at Birmingham.

I’ve always thought about what players would be like if they had to take a different career path. Some would apparently have regular jobs, but what if they put all of their incredible talents to the service of music?

It’s a shame that there isn’t a global simulation to see what genre players would choose in their musical endeavors. Even on the public image they would defend. Is someone in a different world secretly eccentric enough to be the next Tommy Lee, or would they align more with a silent superstar like Frank Ocean.

The beauty of life, in general, is that we will never know. It’s never stopped me before, so I’ll try to figure it out.

Who would be the current New Orleans Pelicans in the music business?

William N. Fernandez