BASN’s Tribute to Michael Jackson

Updated: September 18, 2013

(NORTH CAROLINA)-BASN- On Aug. 29, 1958, the King of Pop was born. So, we, at, thought we should pay tribute to the greatest entertainer in the world, Michael Jackson. So, get up, and “dance the night away.”

1. Man in the Mirror

We all can do a little inner self reflecting. But, since Alex Rodriguez loves to look at himself in the mirror. This is the perfect song for him. Classic.

2. BAD

After his 490 yard passing performance against the Green Bay Packers on opening day, Colin Kaepernick is a bad man!!!

3. Smooth Criminal

After avoiding suspension by the NCAA for allegedly taking money for signing his signature, I have to admit Johnny Manziel aka Johnny “Football” is a smooth criminal. Prove me wrong.

4. She’s Out of My Life.

After getting cut from the Miami Dolphins for allegedly head-butting his then finance’ Evelyn Lozada, Chad Johnson finally can sing this MJ tear-jerker.

5. Remember the Times.

With future NBA Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson, officially announcing his retirement. We can only remember the times when he was the best player in the NBA.

6. Beat It.

Unfortunately, the New England Patriots cut Tim Tebow from their roster last week after the NY Jets told him to beat it and the Denver Broncos did the same. Therefore, this is the song is perfect for the virgin quarterback.

7. Black or White

This is song is so true. Especially, after watching LA Clippers Blake Griffin dunk over the Lakers Pau Gasol. DAMN!!!

8. You are not alone.

Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun lied about taking PEDs. But, he is not alone.

9. The Girl is Mine.

This MJ & Paul McCarthy duet is perfect for rapper Kayne West. Because, despite the mother of his child being in public relationships with the Lions Reggie Bush, Cowboys Miles Austin, Brooklyn’s Chris Humphries, and singer Ray J., Kim Kardashian is finally all his.

10. Thriller

Even though, former LA Lakers Lamar Odum claims he does not have a crack-cocaine habit, he is going to look like Michael Jackson did in that Thriller video, especially if he does not get some help. I pray for you brother.


Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson should play this up-beat Michael Jackson song while practicing his dance moves on Dancing With the Stars.

12. Got to be Startin’ Something

Josh Freeman, of the Tampa Bay Bucs, is always starting something. But, unfortunately, he can’t finish.

If you have any other Michael Jackson song that you feel should be  highlighted on this list, send them to

Eric D.Graham,a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies,  is currently the Editor and Chief of  Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles  appear daily along with his controversial  cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at

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    July 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Michael Jackson is without a doubt the king. Every time i listen his tracks i feel like he is still alive. For sure one of the most significant music superstars ever!

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