Maybe you’re old enough to remember when the NBA was on NBC. Or maybe you just know a good goddamn theme song when you hear it. Either way, this video should get you amped for Thursday night’s Finals match-up between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A few things to note about this nostalgia:
- Marv Albert is the greatest announcer of all-time and is the most missed participant from yesteryear Finals series.
- The narration’s mention of Steph as “underdog MVP” is pulled straight from AI’s 2001 Finals appearance.
- The references to LeBron may refer to Shaq in his prime. That fits because there hasn’t been a Finals series without LeBron, Shaq or Duncan for close to 20 years.
- LeBron and the Cavs are David. Steph and the Warriors are Goliath.
Now that you have some reasonable understanding of the framework here, sit back and enjoy the John Tesh classic that still racks up checks for its original turn-up qualities. The song lends higher stakes to any game. Don’t care what you say about it, either. It should get John Tesh at least some Basketball Hall of Fame consideration.
(Via Yahoo! Ball Don’t Lie)