Slam, slam …
That’s the reason I’m a Wizards fan!
Oh no they di’int! Oh yes they did. Twenty-three years after the Bullets released one of the great team-produced rap videos of all-time, Monumental Sports Network dropped a reboot of “You Da Man” ahead of Game 3 of the Wizards’ second-round series against the Celtics. It is fantastic.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 4, 2017
If you’re unfamiliar with the original jam, catch up here, or check out the video below.
The remake, which pays homage to the original, is performed by The Real Laww, produced by J Factor Electric Supply Co. and written by Monumental Sports Network’s Dan Nolan. It features appearances by fans, every player, Phil Chenier, Steve Buckhantz, Dave Johnson, Glenn Consor, Ted Leonsis, chef José Andrés and more.
“Whether you remember every player on the rosters of the mid-90s teams or you weren’t even old enough to dribble a ball then, the throwback discussion of a classic era in Washington sports history and the reboot of an all-time fan favorite anthem with ‘You Da Man’ will get you in a playoff mood,” Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports Network’s vice president and general manager, said in a release.
In somewhat related news, Monumental Sports Network on Thursday also announced details of a new original series called “That’s the Reason …”, which will be available exclusively on the digital sports network. The series will be hosted by die-hard D.C. sports fan (and Bill Simmons’s good friend) Joe House, feature “noteworthy fans, experts and former players” and “delve into the cultural and historical touch points of sports fandom in the District.”
Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Sharp, CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Christy Winters-Scott and chef David Chang will join House for the premiere episode, “Team of the Future,” during which the foursome will reflect on the Bullets’ loss to the Michael Jordan-led Bulls in Game 3 of the first round of the 1997 NBA playoffs.