SNL parodies origin of NBA on NBC theme song, ‘Roundball Rock’ (VIDEO)

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It’s an obscure topic for sketch comedy in 2013, considering that the broadcast partnership between the NBA and NBC ended in 2002. But it turned out to be gold once executed by the cast of Saturday Night Live.

SNL takes us back to 1990, and gives us an idea of what the initial meeting between John Tesh (and his brother Dave) and the suits at NBC might have been like as they pitched the now iconic theme song, Roundball Rock.

As with all good bits, this one goes in an unexpected (and hilariously absurd) direction.