Barclays Center Usher Sings National Anthem at Nets-Knicks Game (Video)
Bryan Bautista was used to looking up at the crowd in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center during Brooklyn Nets games, but not as a performer.
He’s an usher, and he has been stationed on the floor during Nets games for practically the entire time the Barclays Center has been open. But at the Nets’ last home game of the season on Tuesday, he kicked things off with a stirring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Bautista was introduced to the crowd as “one of our own” before belting out the U.S. national anthem while still in his usher uniform. He received a standing ovation for his performance before going back to work and watching his home team lose to the New York Knicks, 109-98.
Even so, you can sample Bryan Bautista’s pregame triumph by checking out his anthem performance below.
Here it is—try not to applaud if you’re at work: