Friday, February 15, 2013

THE BEAT STARTED—AND INSTANTLY, PANIC REIGNED: Grantland tells the inside story of Marvin Gaye's NBA All-Star Game rendition of the National Anthem, from thirty years ago this weekend.


  1. Joseph Finn5:41 PM

    Oh good, so already I'm going into the article with the warm fuzzies towards it.

  2. Fantastic. I still reliably get weepy watching that performance. Of course I'd no idea that it was controversial with anyone when it went down, or that Larry O'Brien might have been in some sense a bigger asshole than David Stern.

  3. Hat's off to Jose Feliciano too!