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Kenny Mayne and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament jam on hoops and music

Originally Published: February 5, 2013
By Kenny Mayne | ESPN The Magazine

PEARL JAM always had a connection to sports. Its original name was, famously, Mookie Blaylock; its first album, Ten, was an homage to Blaylock's jersey number. But Jeff Ament's affinity for basketball extends far beyond fandom. The baller-turned-bassist met up with Kenny Mayne for a recent game of H-O-R-S-E in Seattle, where they talked trash about the rocker-jock divide, musicians with no game and being hated on by Courtney Love.

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