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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Martin wants Gamecocks to be like Pitbull

By DJ Gallo

Frank Martin
Frank Martin is known to encourage his players to "Give Me Everything," just like Pitbull.
South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin took in a Pitbull show backstage Tuesday night in Atlanta and tweeted along during the concert.

On my way 2 Atlanta 2 c the best performer that's our there @pitbull . I want our players 2 play w the same passion w which he petforms

— Frank Martin (@FrankMartin_SC) July 31, 2012


Yes! The Gamecocks definitely need a little of that Pitbull passion. But Martin shouldn’t stop at Pitbull. Some of the other top rappers can be used for basketball instruction, as well.

“I'm bouncin’ on my toe / watch me super soak dat ### / I’ma pass it to Arab / Then he gon’ pass it to the low” -- Soulja Boy

These lyrics by Soulja Boy stress how important ball movement is in finding an open man in the post.

“It’s getting hot in here / so take off all your clothes.” -- Nelly

Here Nelly teaches players that staying cool is important during hot practices and games. Safety first!

“The editor, director plus I'm my own boss / So posh, nails fierce with the gold gloss / Which means nobody getting over me / I got the swag and it's pumping out my ovaries.” -- Kreayshawn

Kreayshawn knows how it is. If players want to be great and earn respect, they must dress the part on and off the court.

“I know it’s my mistake / Baby, why you got to misbehave? / All you gotta do is give me another chance / and I’ll try to be a better man.” -- Chet Haze

The best athletes acknowledge their mistakes and weaknesses, then vow to improve. So true. Tom Hanks’ rapping son should get a coaching job after dropping that wisdom. Unfortunately, that might mean he’d have to stop rapping. Too bad.