The 2014 NBA season is about to start and EBONY couldn’t be more excited! Here is a trailer featuring Common and using a Ray Charles-sampled backdrop that is sure to get “Everybody Up!” Be sure to catch some hot pre-season action with the Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade-led Miami Heat against the Cleveland Cavaliers, captained by their former teammate and newly reunited hometown hero Lebron James in beautiful Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Tip-off is live at 5 p.m. EST on ESPNews.

Cory Townes was born and raised in Philadelphia, and currently lives in Brooklyn. A devout Philly sports fan, Townes is the Social Media Manager for When he’s not planning his fantasy drafts or enjoying the plights of the New York Knicks, you can reach him on Twitter @CoryTownes.