The 6' 4" songwriting piano whiz, playing at the 2004 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, was a basketball standout at James Blair High in Williamsburg, Va. Hornsby befriended Allen Iverson in 1993.
DALLAS - OCTOBER 27: Musician Bruce Hornsby performs the national anthem prior to the game between the Washington Wizards and the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on October 27, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. The Wizards won 102-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)