Usher Sings Star-Spangled Banner Before Game 4


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iKETOURAGE
I was REALLY confused with this arrangement..
tyler cj307
Wow he's slowing it down. U could make love to this song.
cesar salazar
Beautiful rendition. I don't care what people say about him, Usher is Usher and he's a damn talented man
D. Foxx
Usher did a great job. One of the best in recent history. I'm only 20, but it reminded me of Marvin Gaye's rendition. Usually male vocalists don't do so great with this song, but I'm glad Usher did.
Lemon meringue
Why is everyone so dramatic when it comes to the american national anthem
Birdman's Lotion
this could've been 30 seconds shorter
Njt222
Only a year ago, but Steph and Lebron look so young.
Mercedes Fortenberry
good job usher proves that men have talent tooo
Blanca Munguia
I thought is was beautiful. Usher never disappoints. Even if the players do.
Micki Rodriguez
Usher had it until that last brave. He was going to hit that note but changed his mind. 😂
Istanbul0687
One of the best renditions of the national anthem.
Alweezy
That's hilarious cause LeBron cut himself flopping all the way to the camera dude
MJJSmoothCriminal
This was great!
Sharon Himes
I love Usher but this was flat out boring.
Phúc Duy Lê
i expected him to do more than that performance!
Vee Franklin
This is not Usher's first time singing The National Anthem, and everytime he sings it, he changes it to fit his voice and it sounds amazing, He just has those killer vocals that sound great in any song. I love artist that don't sing a song the same way all the time.This was beautiful Imo, thank you Usher, well done!! ♡♡♡♡♡
Jeff Tram
Usher killed it! I would say it is the best rendition of the American national anthem in the NBA since Marvin Gaye
Christlover
Usher singing like chilli in the crowd
Patrick Buettner
since whitney Houston isn't alive anymore if you don't schedule NEYO to sing your National Anthem your failing
Jimmy6700
"Land of the free" Excuse me while i go puke on the American flag.
Lilmama Taurus
Wow he sucked am so surprised bc he has a beautiful voice I felt he held back wow smh
Jesse Saeteurn
Chills... Best rendition of the National anthem ever!
Eggo
Okay, so first, Cleveland fans make fun of us warriors fans for blaming the refs for a loss, now it's happening to Cleveland and look who's complaining now?!?! Haha I love it!!!!
Blah
Best moments in US history: Slavery Civil War Pearl Harbour Getting owned in Vietnam 9/11 California drought Upcoming yellowstone supervolcano which will destroy the entire mid-west and send the entire country into a famine
SDBROOKS08
lmao Usher was putting LeBron to sleep!
MC RICE
I didn't like how his hand was in the pocket. That's disrespectful.
Elaine Brown
and the rockets red glaaaaaaarrreee!!!! the bombs bursting IN AAaaaIIIIRRRRRRR!!!!!! Damn that was the best two lines to my ears
Brennan Dipippo
Why not let cudder sing man?!?! #clevelandisthereason
Alexus Ruff
Yaaaaaas
zzdh1
That was literally the worst singing performance I have ever heard in my life... That was like nails on a chalkboard
ladyofwisdom2
I almost thought that since he was singing so slow that he was going to run out of time to perform? Darn, the tone of his voice is stunning.Very nice Usher😚😙😊
Stephanie Aghahowa
he should have just done the whole thing acapella
GleekFan16
Way better than fergie’s at nba all star
Pat Gro
LeHeadintocamera James
LeBestknowsBest(AKArealCOTY,MVP,G.O.A.T.)
Cavs are playing like they don't want any part of it.......Blatt as usual only using 6 players. Be resourceful and you guys won't be in trouble had Blatt made some PLAYS
Javier C.J.
Better than Gaga, Marc Anthony, Beyonce or John Legend. He must be more valorated
Kasa Masaniai Koli
hi baee lol 💯
ALESIA TURNER
Very Gracious version. Well done!!
purpleAiPEy
#3 on the Cavs is so bad! WHAT ARE YOU DOING? KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE BALL!.... He's the sub for James... RIGGED?!
Dimas D A
good vocal but bad in singing tempo
Ihdc1
Was it really necessary to change the song so much with the altered tempo and extra notes? I prefer a clean version sung as written without any twists. Renee Fleming meets that requirement.
Kaliph
Usher kinda played it too safe on this one.
Alisha Wright
He can sing anything, and I'd listen 🙌👏👏👏
Just Reggie
Tall don't see these clear could not called cheating refs in favor of warriors!
2Much2Handle
Lebron
Jonah Harding
lol usher turnup
Renae Raymond
Yes!
John Charcho
I'm a Warriors fan. I have the most respect for LeBron James. I have never seen so much hate for any athlete in the world. The man never beat his wife or raped any women.  People hate him because he playing basketball. Ray McDonald, Ray Rice, Mayweather, Ben R.#7 Kobe all.these guys have beat or raped women. And people show them more respect then LeBron James. Something wrong with this picture. I'm shocked how hard he is playing. He's a great player. People just want to see this man fail at everything. He was pushed while in air and landed on 1 leg and tired to catch his balance. Now that's how I seen it. This Cavs team is playing hard. I didn't want to see them in the finals. Because of their style of defense and size. Yes LeBron has said some dumb stuff as we all have in time. He has given Cleveland Cavaliers and fans so much hope. I will be the 1 Warriors fan who won't disrespect him in any way. I'm enjoying the games.
john k
Jamie Foxx for game 5, Hallelujah Hallelujah.
kombat
The way he sang the song was too slow thats just my humble opinion.
Barney Stinson
should of been jamie fox singing
Tran .
The most useless post NBA has EVER posted.
tasiawood
I hate this rendetion
Brauwow
Joey Crawford should never red again. Why do people say he's a good ref.
2Clarence47
That was not bad at all. Lol, I was on other videos and he was getting dragged through the mud for his performance.
UnQ
oh, "great nation"! To sing or to listen your country's anthem with your hand in the pocket.
SegwayJesus
Hahahaha the karma on LeFlop cutting his stupid head on the camera man whilst flopping. The irony..
JREEL
I am surprised Usher did not bring out his all gold Jordan's.
Az
Not the best rendition
Ebony Hill
Not bad
Emka Araga
Too much lalalalalaldadadadada... Up down up down, bla bla bla bla huuffttt 😢🙇
Antoinette Douglas
Best I've heard it ever
everythingisaprocess
This was better than I thought it was going to be because I never considered Usher to be a great "vocalist." But he was very smart in his approach to this song. I think he does NOT have great breath support when singing, so to compensate he slowed down the pace of the song which allowed him to sing line by line instead of having to hold certain phrases for a long time, and he started very low, so he had no problem when the higher parts came. I think this rendition sounded nice and it suited his voice and style.
John Gwan
wow.. one of the best male performances of the national anthem... excellent
Aree Jameel
God bless America the beautiful my home sweet home forever 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Le Goat
Dramound was laughing his ass off lol Good job usher
blazing flame
Still haven't heard a better national anthem since this
Akbar Muhammad
God Bless Americano! Make America Great Britain Again!
mickey6688
I will never understand why Americans feel the need to sing their national anthem before every sporting event. When you're representing your country, it makes sense, but these teams don't represent a nation. Should they sing each player's individual national anthem? Just don't get it.
Akhom Chanthavong
It was kinda too slow..He could've perfected it more to sound better..It still sounded great but something was off...the music in the background seem like it was gonna come on louder but didn't n it threw me off..n the ending was nice but the whole thing was like it was played in slow motion..maybe cause he paused at moments..he should've sang it all the way thru at normal speed n it would've sounded perfect..he made it his own though n it was very rnb..i like it though
Amani Waked
An angel singing😍
Ely Abrego
Sucked..so bad..so so bad.. Sing the anthem like it suppose to be sang
ThatsJoeDirt
When I first heard he was to be singing our national anthem, I thought shit, he's gonna harmonize way too much and put too much urban soul Into it but man, he sang it perfectly! Way to go, "Ersher". Well done
Ousmane Bah
Beautiful voice
aliyu shuaibu
Anyone else notice Stephen A Smith... ??
Jonathan Emens
I Can See Usher Singing At The Delta Fair at the agercenter in Memphis Tennessee there.
TieDyeEli
People do to much nowadays when it comes to the National anthem....
Miggs Samonte
Anyone else notice Stephen A Smith in the background?
MrBrandon330
This was nice. He put his own spin on it. This song will show who can sing and who can't.
Robertjr Cinco
pffff hahahaha his wierd .. he started fast and then slow and then turns to an rnb rhythm hahaha. if i was there ill be feeling wierd 😂😂😂
Janna Navarro
Rock and roll usher
John Munoz
Too bad Autotune can’t be use on live performances
ZEORANGER 1 PINK
OH SAY CAN YOU SEE IM CONFUSED. This arrangement was awful. Beats not in sync with his voice. #scratchingmyhead
Banez Vern
the american anthem is as good as the australian anthem
John Red
For the love of war..."And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air"....war freak America!
Jayhil
Fire!!
Styled ByTJ
He could have just stood there and I would have been content. Usher is fine ... #BlackDontCrack 😍
Mirror
i think this is the most ear friendly rendition. I could use this as another lullaby. 5 stars bangled for you!
Nestor Alloy
The intro was confusing. I felt like he was off the beat.
Sandpaper Snail
He sang well but this has to be the weirdest arrangement I've ever heard of our National Anthem.
M B
Way too slow, but he vocally he was on point.
Andy Chen
There's only I person playing who has his hand on his heart
jgraif
to his GREAT credit, he performed the phrase "banner yet wave" correctly, without the infamous "extra note". good for him.
Stephy
Great job Usher
Alan X
Wow.. Paul George can sing!
Deborah M
Wow! He sang this song beautifully. He has the perfect voice for this song and he did one of the best renditions I have heard in a long time.
Robertjr Cinco
he started boring and then amazing i dont know what to say😂😂
ßiTE SiZED ßAяßiE
USHER IS BAE 😍😍😍😍😜
Spencer's Vibes
What are those in there ears
Christian Schaefer
Number 1 Song on the US Single Charts since 1931.