OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 05: The American national anthem is performed by Metallica prior to game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. 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. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images).
Hungry for Metallica content? You’re in luck.
Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Warriors/Lakers game Monday night, and you can watch it below:
The Warriors, unfortunately, got crushed 97-128 but the boys in black nailed their parts. Yes, the famous duo has played this songs many-a-times over their lengthy careers, but it’s still fun to listen to, and fun to watch. The winning sounds of mesmerizing Metallica-harmonizing-guitars were not magical enough to extend to the Warriors’ shot-making but entertained fans nonetheless.
What’s your favorite Metallica/pre-game memory? We like the Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals performance (check it out below), although the Warriors lost that one as well to the Toronto Raptors 109-123 (who later went on to win the NBA Championship). You can also see the Metallica performance before Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers below (luckily we won this one, 104-91). Enjoy!