Original dating game theme song
CBS would also create special intros during the NBA Finals composed of music from either Terms of Endearment or St. On June 14, 1990, CBS televised its final NBA broadcast to date.
It was Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers.
The 1989 Finals intro had a lot more of a guitar riff to it.
NBC recently brought back the theme for its coverage of basketball during the 2008 Summer Olympics and again for the 2016 Summer Olympics.The theme became synonymous with NBA basketball, primarily because it was used at the height of the Michael Jordan era (and the height of the NBA's popularity).Written by John Tesh, "Roundball Rock" went through several slight variations (including two different versions used in 2001 for going into commercial breaks, and a separate rendition for NBC's WNBA telecasts) but remained virtually the same for all twelve years of its existence.The connection has often been noted from the large African American constituency of players, which also dominate the hip hop industry.Another source of comparison is the inner city's traditional appeal to basketball, which also helped foster hip hop and its culture in its early beginnings.