The members of Metallica have performed "The Star Spangled Banner" plenty of times before sporting events. However, an instrumental rendition from frontman James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett prior to Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland had a little something extra. The musicians teamed up for a smoldering dueling-guitar version: Hammett handled the melodic lead and some sweet jamming near the song's end, while Hetfield opted for some sizzling rhythm guitar flourishes throughout. Despite the rock 'n' roll boost, however, the hometown Golden State Warriors lost the game to the Toronto Raptors, 123-109.
Source: Mercury News