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
DeVante 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
Micki Rodriguez
Usher had it until that last brave. He was going to hit that note but changed his mind. 😂
Legendary478
this could've been 30 seconds shorter
Alweezy
That's hilarious cause LeBron cut himself flopping all the way to the camera dude
Njt222
Only a year ago, but Steph and Lebron look so young.
Sharon Himes
I love Usher but this was flat out boring.
Blanca Munguia
I thought is was beautiful. Usher never disappoints. Even if the players do.
Istanbul0687
One of the best renditions of the national anthem.
MJJSmoothCriminal
This was great!
Mercedes Fortenberry
good job usher proves that men have talent tooo
Jesse Saeteurn
Chills... Best rendition of the National anthem ever!
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
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!! ♡♡♡♡♡
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.
Phúc Duy Lê
i expected him to do more than that performance!
Antoinette Douglas
Best I've heard it 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!!!!
Dimas D A
good vocal but bad in singing tempo
KRIS2323
OMG !!!!! I don't think I've ever heard more than 2-3 ppl (Whitney Houston included o/c ~ RIP) kill this song the way that Usher did in this video in my whole entire life. #truetalentfr
Lilmama Taurus
Wow he sucked am so surprised bc he has a beautiful voice I felt he held back wow smh
MC RICE
I didn't like how his hand was in the pocket. That's disrespectful.
Pat Gro
LeHeadintocamera James
Kim Cox
I thought it was going to be alright until 0:40 mark.....then it turned into a wanna put a twist on it.
Brennan Dipippo
Why not let cudder sing man?!?! #clevelandisthereason
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
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😚😙😊
SDBROOKS08
lmao Usher was putting LeBron to sleep!
Elaine Brown
and the rockets red glaaaaaaarrreee!!!! the bombs bursting IN AAaaaIIIIRRRRRRR!!!!!! Damn that was the best two lines to my ears
Maurice Mayhams
usher can really sing
Stephanie Aghahowa
he should have just done the whole thing acapella
Alexus Ruff
Yaaaaaas
GleekFan16
Way better than fergie’s at nba all star
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
Kaliph
Usher kinda played it too safe on this one.
Javier C.J.
Better than Gaga, Marc Anthony, Beyonce or John Legend. He must be more valorated
Just Reggie
Tall don't see these clear could not called cheating refs in favor of warriors!
Kasa Masaniai Koli
hi baee lol 💯
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.
ALESIA TURNER
Very Gracious version. Well done!!
Alisha Wright
He can sing anything, and I'd listen 🙌👏👏👏
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.
Jonah Harding
lol usher turnup
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?!
zzdh1
That was literally the worst singing performance I have ever heard in my life... That was like nails on a chalkboard
2Much2Handle
Lebron
Michelle Thompson
Yes!
john k
Jamie Foxx for game 5, Hallelujah Hallelujah.
kombat
The way he sang the song was too slow thats just my humble opinion.
tasiawood
I hate this rendetion
Tran .
The most useless post NBA has EVER posted.
Barney Stinson
should of been jamie fox singing
2Clarence47
That was not bad at all. Lol, I was on other videos and he was getting dragged through the mud for his performance.
Brauwow
Joey Crawford should never red again. Why do people say he's a good ref.
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
Tyrone Franchize
Way too slow but hes a goat
Le Goat
Dramound was laughing his ass off lol Good job usher
John Gwan
wow.. one of the best male performances of the national anthem... excellent
MrBrandon330
This was nice. He put his own spin on it. This song will show who can sing and who can't.
Aree S.Jameel
God bless America the beautiful my home sweet home forever 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
blazing flame
Still haven't heard a better national anthem since this
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.
Wise Jae
0:37- the end 😍😍😍😍😍
Bruno Vinicius
Amazing!
K. Mills
R. Kelly did it better
Stephy
Great job Usher
Banez Vern
the american anthem is as good as the australian anthem
Ousmane Bah
Beautiful voice
aliyu shuaibu
Anyone else notice Stephen A Smith... ??
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
Akbar Muhammad
God Bless Americano! Make America Great Britain Again!
Zackary Mathis
Hell yuh shit song like a love song!!!
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 😂😂😂
Ebony Hill
Not bad
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.
Robertjr Cinco
he started boring and then amazing i dont know what to say😂😂
marlana ledesma
Rock and roll usher
shawnte Pitts
Amazing
Jessica Simmons
Wow
jgraif
to his GREAT credit, he performed the phrase "banner yet wave" correctly, without the infamous "extra note". good for him.
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
Jonathan Emens
I Can See Usher Singing At The Delta Fair at the agercenter in Memphis Tennessee there.
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.
Samuel Gutierrez
Stephen A Smith at 1:22
ßiTE SiZE ßAяßiE
USHER IS BAE 😍😍😍😍😜
Styled ByTJ
He could have just stood there and I would have been content. Usher is fine ... #BlackDontCrack 😍
J. R.
Usher's vs Jamie Foxx's. Lawlz.
Christian Schaefer
Number 1 Song on the US Single Charts since 1931.
Andy Chen
There's only I person playing who has his hand on his heart
Christian Brown
he was so slow he was taking his time
FerrariDMC
Still better than Fergie.. But even this version proves you just can't mess with the original..