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Updated Apr 15, 2013 - 9:17 pm

SNL spoofs 23-year-old NBA on NBC theme

You’ve heard the song a million times, even though NBA games haven’t been telecast on NBC airwaves since 2002.

Yes, it’s “Roundball Rock”, the John Tesh-written ditty that used to get hoops fans pumped up for action in the heyday of the league in the mid-90s.

And now, it’s back on NBC…sort of.

Saturday Night Live spoofed the origin of the song on an episode — in 2013!

Short on new ideas, SNL? We’ll just chalk it up to a non-creative week of writer’s meetings.

…and here’s a live version of the original song by the Teshmeister himself — complete with a little historical background.


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