Earlier today, ESPN debuted a commercial for the upcoming NBA finals featuring The Roots…. um, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan… you can click here to see that. The visual contained what appeared to be new music from the legendary late night crew.
Now the full track, titled “Champion (2016 NBA Finals Theme Song)”, has been released unto the world for your listening pleasure & you can give it a listen below. With the conference championships still raging on both coasts (though it appears that’ll soon be settled at least on the Eastern side of things), this should get you in the mood for the finals bout no matter who you’re cheering for.
This is the first track released by The Roots since their album, ‘…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin‘, was released almost exactly two years ago, on 5.19.2014!!!