Roundball Rock


Roundball Rock

Infobox Single
Name = Roundball Rock


Artist = John Tesh
from Album =
B-side =
Released = 1990
Format =
Recorded = 1990
Genre = New Age
Length = 2:49
Label = GTS Records
Writer = John Tesh
Producer = John Tesh

"Roundball Rock" [ [http://www.ilovewavs.com/TV/Sports/TV%20Theme%20-%20NBC,%20NBA%2002.wav TV Theme - NBC, NBA 02.wav] ] [ [http://www.ilovewavs.com/TV/Sports/TV%20Theme%20-%20NBC,%20NBA.wav TV Theme - NBC, NBA.wav] ] is a theme song composed by John Tesh and used for "The NBA on NBC" from 1990-2002. NBC played the song 12,000 times during their run, and Tesh claims that he made in the six figures from royalities each year it was used. When ABC took over broadcasting rights for the National Basketball Association, they chose to compose their own theme music instead. [Rovell, Darren. * [http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs2002/s/2002/0612/1394112.html "The day Tesh's music might die"] . June 12, 2002. ESPN.com. Accessed January 4, 2008.] NBC used the music for commercial bumpers during their coverage of basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics. [cite web|url=http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/The-music-of-John-Tesh-is-eternal?urn=oly,99711|title=The music of John Tesh is eternal|last=Chase|first=Chris|publisher=Yahoo|accessdate=2008-08-10] This song was sampled by Nelly for his song "Heart of a Champion" from his album, "Sweatsuit".

ee also

*NBA_on_NBC#Music
*National_Basketball_Association_music#Roundball_Rock

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