The Roots
5.24.2016

Listen to The Roots’ NBA Finals Theme Song ‘Champion’

They shoot and score once again. The Roots join forces with the National Basketball Association for “Champion,” the official theme song for this year’s NBA Finals.

“Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up,” Black Thought explains in the intro. “On a mission so strong that obstacles like failure and loss only act as motivation.”

Then, when the rhymes kick off, Black Thought continues firing on all inspiring cylinders. “I fell in love with the game and never looked back,” he raps. “My foundation and frame, they never shook that / Been trailblazing my name into the book that / Represents all the champs who had a chance and took that.”

It’s undetermined who will be in the Finals this year. Currently, the Golden State Warriors are battling the Oklahoma City Thunder for the West, while the Cleveland Cavaliers and Drake’s Toronto Raptors face off in the East. The winner of each series will move on for a chance at the Larry O’Brien trophy.

Listen to their inspiring anthem below.