Roundball Rock

Roundball Rock

"Roundball Rock"
Single by John Tesh
Released 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre New Age
Length 2:49
Label GTS Records
Writer(s) John Tesh
Producer(s) John Tesh

"Roundball Rock"[1] is a theme song composed by

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  • 'ORIGINAL' NBA on NBC Theme - Roundball Rock - John Tesh - on YouTube

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Further reading

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A variation of the tune is used by Tesh as theme music for his syndicated radio show.

On April 13, 2013 Saturday Night Live parodied John Tesh pitching the theme song to NBC executives. The song was played with lyrics.

The song was revived in two ways in 2008, with NBC using the music for commercial bumpers during their coverage of basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics that featured NBA players[5] and Tesh releasing a free MP3 version on his website to commemorate the 2008 NBA Finals.[6] This song was sampled by Nelly for his song "Heart of a Champion" from his studio album, Sweat, and compilation album Sweatsuit. "Roundball Rock" was also used in the Boondocks episode "Ballin'".

When ABC took over broadcasting rights for the National Basketball Association (NBA) from NBC, Tesh offered them the rights to also use his song, but they declined and chose to compose their own theme music instead.[3][4]