Metallica have announced that James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will be performing the U.S. National Anthem during the third game of the NBA championship between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. That game will be held at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA tomorrow night (June 5).
The band commented:
“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!
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!”