On Tuesday, ESPN revealed a brand new theme song for its NBA on ESPN program. Needless to say, it hasn’t been met with the best feedback from fans.
Along with a new theme song, the network also introduced new score graphics.
Let’s just say that much of NBA Twitter wasn’t really fond of the new theme song.
The NBA on ESPN program began in 1982, but its original run only lasted until ’84. The program returned in 2002 and has continued to run ever since. ESPN has broadcast deals with each of the “big four” pro sports leagues in North America.
ESPN regained broadcast rights to NHL games beginning in the 2021-22 season. Much to the delight of fans, the network brought back its legendary NHL on ESPN theme.
A wise person once said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The higher-ups at ESPN obviously didn’t believe that this applied to the iconic theme song for its NBA program, but fans will just have to get used to it one way or another.
The 2022-23 NBA season will kick off with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics squaring off at TD Garden on Oct. 18. Later in the evening, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will visit the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.
The first NBA on ESPN game of 2022-23 will see the New York Knicks visit the Memphis Grizzlies the following day on Oct. 19. The network will also broadcast the Dallas Mavericks taking on Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns.
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