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J.J. Redick hanging out with indie rockers Milo Greene

Apr 2, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

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This is not exactly what LeBron James listens to before games to work up a little froth.

Milo Greene — and if you ask which one is Milo you sound like your grandfather asking, “which one is Pink?” — is harmonic, up-tempo folk band.

J.J. Redick is a big fan. Huge fan. And this is his pregame music. Nate Drexler of MagicBasketball.net got to hang out with all of them in Orlando recently and talked to Redick about his indie rock tastes.

According to Redick, he was in Portland on an off-day in early January doing what most people do, browsing the Internet. He stumbled on a music blog that suggested Milo Greene’s “1957” as a “must-listen track.” So like any music fan, J.J. listened, loved, YouTubed, loved some more, and immediately purchased the song.

“I went to the Milo website and paid for the seven-inch vinyl so that I could download the MP3 version of ’1957′ and ‘Silent Way’.”

Milo Greene isn’t posing. They love the NBA. Graham Fink, guitarist and vocalist for Milo Greene, told me in an interview that several of its members are “huge basketball fans,” which means they were well aware of who J.J. was before the meeting. When they saw the tweet, they thought it was just another fan. It wasn’t until later that they realized it was the Blue Devil himself.

The guys in Milo Greene do play some ball. Redick does not pick up a guitar. But if you read the article it is clearly a mutual admiration society.

So what does Redick put on to get fired up for a game if not some old-school Jay-Z or some DMX? This.

  1. eugenesaxe - Apr 3, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Did he have to OK it with howard first? Maybe the band could coach ORL next year.

    • raidmagic - Apr 3, 2012 at 8:03 AM

      OK That’s pretty funny.

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