It's as simple as the title makes it out to be. You can twist the meanings of lyrics or just go with the mood of a song. Bonus points go to posters who can avoid tying a certain forward to songs referencing a certain substance and posters who use tunes that aren't explicitly basketball-related.
I'll kick things off with Michael Beasley & "Zero" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
You're a zero -- He's number zero.
What's your name? No one's gonna ask you -- Beasley has been in the NBA long enough that he can't ride on the name he made for himself as an ultra-dominant college player.
Better find out where they want you to go -- He needs to listen to the coaching staff's advice about shot selection.
Try and hit the spot, get to know it in the dark -- He needs to fall asleep watching game footage every night until he learns where he gets high-percentage shots.
Get to know it whether you're crying, crying, crying, oh, oh -- He shouldn't dwell on his past deficiencies. It's time for a new and improved Beasley.
Can you climb, climb, climb higher? -- Can he realize his untapped potential and climb into the ranks of the superstars?