Ben Folds wants to perform at a Charlotte Bobcats game

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Musician Ben Folds, who grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C., hit Twitter on Sunday to pitch his band, Ben Folds Five, as a pit band for a Charlotte Bobcats game this season.

Folds sent out Twitter messages to his followers:

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(and this one to Bobcat player Mike Kidd-Gilchrist):

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And the Bobcats replied:

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Ben Folds Five had their first hit with "Brick" in the mid-1990s. The band's piano-driven brand of rock was filled with sarcasm and wit. After a 2000 breakup, Folds released six solo albums before reuniting with Ben Folds Five in 2011.

No word yet if a deal has been finalized, but keep an eye, and ear, out to see if it happens.

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