NBA Finals fans are used to hearing familiar songs, but the sound of the Lakers’ classic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” has been a staple of NBA Finals broadcasts for more than a decade.
On Tuesday night, Lakers fans had a chance to hear the song live.
A fan named Jordan Johnson took to Instagram to post an image of the song that was originally performed by the Miami Heat during the 2009 NBA Finals.
Johnson posted the song on Sunday, saying it was his favorite of the four songs that he heard during the game.
The song is based on the 1970s song, “Baba O’Riley,” by a group called the Black Eyed Peas.
The song was written by guitarist Bobby Bland who died in 2015.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to be a part of this show.
I hope the fans have a great time,” Johnson wrote.”
The best part about this is that I was able to do it for my family as well.
The Lakers have been amazing to me and my family, so I’m really thankful for it.
I think the fans are really going to enjoy it.
It will be amazing for them.”
While the song was originally recorded by Bland, it is currently being performed by rapper Snoop Dogg and rapper Big Sean.
Johnson’s post on Instagram was shared more than 1,200 times, and his tweet got more than 2,500 likes and 4,000 retweets.
Johnson wrote the song to honor Bland’s memory and because he loves the Black Peas and Big Sean’s songs.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Miami Heat 111-103 on Monday.