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They Love It. We Love It. I Love LA…

2010 June 1

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Century Blvd. Victory Blvd. Santa Monica Blvd. From the South Bay, to the Valley. From the Westside, to the Eastside. There’s no other song that registers more emotion than the 1983 Randy Newman iconic hit that resonates within every Los Angeles Lakers fan. It symbolizes a victory, a moment in time, and a tribute to the proud heritage of the purple and gold. But there are others too. From Jeffrey Osborne belting out the National Anthem at the start of every important home game dating back to the

Showtime Era, to the Staples Center crowd going delirious as the Red Hot Chili Peppers target=”_blank”>Higher Ground is pumped through the arena sound system just as the big screen zooms in on Anthony Kiedis and Flea in the audience. Sometimes it’s just feeling the floor vibrate as the Laker Band starts honking out a Tower of Power medley that gets your blood pumping and your heart racing. Or hearing We Are the Champions as another championship banner is raised. Whatever it may be, here are some great videos and music to get your Laker juices primed and flowing just in time for the 2010 NBA Finals.

Laker Band favorites,
target=”_blank”>In the Stone performed by Earth, Wind & Fire
target=”_blank”>Tusk performed by the USC Marching Band

Nike Kobe V shoes so hot that it’s on fire! target=”_blank”> Kobe MVP Puppet

Jay-Z, no explanation necessary. target=”_blank”>Show Me What You Got

Jeffrey Osborne brings tears to my eyes as I reminisce of Magic, Cap, Big Game, B, and Coop. target=”_blank”>We’re Going All the Way

The NBA on CBS 1987 Lakers vs Celtics intro.
target=”_blank”>NBA by CBS Sports

The NBA on NBC theme song.
target=”_blank”>Roundball Rock in a live performance by composer John Tesh

NBA on TNT theme song.
target=”_blank”>NBA by Trevor Rabin

NBA on ESPN theme song.
target=”_blank”>NBA on ABC/ESPN

Lakers on Prime Sports theme song.
target=”_blank”>NBA by Fox Sports Network

Here’s a great homage to the ’08-’09 Lakers in a well mixed video by Loafybob.

5 Responses leave one →
  1. drDunknstein permalink
    June 2, 2010

    My old school favorite…Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead.

  2. Babble Ball permalink
    June 2, 2010

    You know what I don’t like about “Rondo”? Answer: Mark Jackson!

  3. Purple_Reign permalink
    June 2, 2010

    Does anyone know what the Lakers record is when Jeffrey Osborne sings the National Anthem?

  4. Mike_R permalink
    June 2, 2010

    I miss the NBC telecasts, that was the height of the NBA on prime time TV. Now we have to listen to the bung-hole brothers Mark Jackson and Jeff (Uncle Fester) Van Gundy. But at least with TNT, we get broadcasters (Marv Albert, Doug Collins, Mike Fratello) who actually know what they’re talking about, unlike the ABC/ESPN crew who are usually too busy yappin’ about something totally irrelevant.

  5. Ocho_to_24 permalink
    June 2, 2010

    We stomped on the Celtics in 1987 and we’ll do it again this year.

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