The Roots are letting fans know what it means to be a true winner on their latest track, “Champion.”
This isn’t just a new song from the Philadelphia band though, it also acts as the official NBA Finals Theme song.
“Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up,” says Black Thought in beginning of the song after Questlove kicks off a drumroll. “On a mission so strong that obstacles like failure are lost / only act as motivation,” continues the rhymer before he tells listeners that “no one has the power to shatter your dream.”
The playoffs are still going on with Oklahoma City Thunder leading 2-1 against the Golden State Warriors to represent the West, while the Toronto Raptors are trying to fend off the Cleveland Cavaliers for the East. Only time will tell which teams will go up against each other in the NBA Finals, which are set to begin on June 2.
And according to Black Thought, “The NBA Finals are where true champions prove that they’re champions.”
Check out the track below and let us know what you think in the comments below. Will this motivate the team you’re rooting for?