The Voice Of Basketball IG, Filayyyy, Talks G League Tryout And More

25-year-old Jesse Jones AKA Filayyyy is living proof that talent, some hustle, and thinking outside the box can lead to life-changing opportunities.

Back in 2015, Filayyyy was just an aspiring baller living in Irvington, New Jersey with hoops dreams of playing in the NBA one day and a modest 4,000 Instagram followers.

Fast forward to 2018, and 1.1 million IG followers later, and Filayyyy’s colorful Instagram, filled with unique voiceovers to sports highlights, has garnered him a legion of fans. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony have all been swept up by The Filayyyy Movement.

We spoke with the rising star and we took it back to the beginning of his social media journey. Jones also discusses why basketball is life, his G-League tryout, his old singing soul, his positive spirit and acute business mind, the influence of his two parents, his dedication to being a role model for kids and what Filayyyy has in store for the future.



Jones is a multi-threat, using dancing, singing, comedy, basketball and a mastery of social media to carve his niche in the world. Filayyyy’s public prominence has exploded to the point where he is doing business with the biggest brand names in sports such as NIKE.

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Look no further than the NBA’s new spots for “Celebrate” and “Dunks or Threes” as part of the This Is Why We Play campaign. In its 4th year, the This Is Why We Play campaign puts fans on center stage, allowing them to share their POV. But this year the league made a concerted effort to include social media influencers to continue building their reach.

“Dunks or Threes” features Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist and Houston native Travis Scott, social media influencer Famous Los and NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving answering whether dunks or threes are a bigger game changer.

NBA 2018-19: Bigger Game Changer: Dunks or Threes?

Nothing’s more spectacular than a thunderous dunk or the swish of a three-pointer in the NBA. But which is a bigger game changer? We asked fans such as Grammy-nominated artist Travis Scott, social media influencer Famous Los, and Philadelphia 76ers legend, Julius “Dr J” Erving to tell us which they prefer.

“Celebrate” features a split screen showing the many ways NBA players celebrate juxtaposed with fans, including social media influencer Filayyyy, mirroring the same reactions.

NBA 2018-19: What’s The Best Way To Celebrate?

There have been many iconic NBA celebrations over the years. But what’s the best way to celebrate this season? From the shimmy to the finger wag, we asked fans such as social media influencer Filayyyy to show us how it’s done. Watch all season long on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBATV.

Filayyyy started doing voiceovers on NBA highlights.

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143.7k Likes, 3,918 Comments – Mr.SkipThruDatLane (@filayyyy) on Instagram: “So Much Going On In This One Vid ???? #filayyyybball Tag 3 Friends Crazy Part Is That was Good…”

Then he expanded to other sports.

Awww Man I Guess He Didn’t Know Dattt ” I Lift” ???? #filayyyyfootball Tag 3 Friends That Have To See This

118.1k Likes, 2,050 Comments – Mr.SkipThruDatLane (@filayyyy) on Instagram: “Awww Man I Guess He Didn’t Know Dattt ” I Lift” ???? #filayyyyfootball Tag 3 Friends That Have To…”

He’s always repping for the hundreds of kids who now send him footage in hopes of having their play-by-play done by sports’ voiceover king.

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80.9k Likes, 1,847 Comments – Mr.SkipThruDatLane (@filayyyy) on Instagram: “You Know You fast When You Slow Down And Throw Up ✌? ?????? #filayyyybball Tag 3 Friends That’s…”

One of his most appealing aspects is that he’s a heck of a baller and he is constantly reminding his followers of that.

Jam Nd Jelly ? #filayyyybball Tag 3 Friends Jelly Was Odeee ?

83.2k Likes, 2,178 Comments – Mr.SkipThruDatLane (@filayyyy) on Instagram: “Jam Nd Jelly ? #filayyyybball Tag 3 Friends Jelly Was Odeee ?”

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