Metallica’s James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett To Play U.S. National Anthem At NBA Championship Game


Metallica frontman/guitarist James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett will be performing the U.S. National Anthem during tomorrow’s (June 05th) third game of the ongoing NBA championship between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. That game will take place tomorrow night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA with the band’s camp commenting:

“We love to support our local teams, so we’re very excited to be a part of our hometown Golden State Warriors’ pursuit of their fourth NBA championship in five years! Look for James and Kirk to hit the hardwood and kick off Game 3 tomorrow, June 5th, with their rendition of the U.S. National Anthem and award-winning country artist Tenille Arts performing the Canadian National Anthem as the Warriors take on the Toronto Raptors in Oakland at Oracle Arena. Tip off is at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific, so be sure to tune in early to ABC in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada to watch!

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Congratulations to the Warriors for competing in the NBA Finals five seasons in a row!! We are honored and proud to be on hand during this year’s quest. Go Dubs!”

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