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NBA Stars Deron WIlliams and Paul Pierce Name Rappers Pumping Them Up for the Season

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Weeks ago Brooklyn Nets star point guard Deron Williams hosted Dodge Barrage, a charity event at Basketball City in New York City for his Point of Hope Foundation to support children in need.

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With the kick-off of the 2013-14 NBA season just hours away, Billboard asked Williams and his Nets teammates Paul Pierce and Shaun Livingston what they’re listening to as they near the start of their grueling 82-game schedule.

The booming genre’s clearly hip-hop, with all of the fellas namedropping rap’s hottest acts (Rick Ross, Drake and more) as folks pumping them up through music.

Check out the video above and see who they’re playing.