Unfortunately for the Milwaukee Bucks, they already took an L even before their Sunday night matchup against the Atlanta Hawks tipped off. This was after rapper Flavor Flav took the court to perform the National Anthem ahead of the contest.
At this point, it’s safe to say that the fans didn’t really love the 64-year-old’s version of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Flavor Flav Performs National Anthem
The singing of the national anthem before tipoff is always one of the highlights of the pregame show. Flavor Flav, aka William Jonathan Daryton Jr., took that honor at the Fiserv Forum on Sunday, and to be fair, the Public Enemy founding member did all he could to come out with his best version of America’s favorite song.
Unfortunately, the hip-hop icon just wasn’t able to deliver:
Flavor Flav singing the national anthem is absolute scenes. pic.twitter.com/ulXwWa8thR
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 29, 2023
Milwaukee Bucks Trolled Hard on Twitter
Unsurprisingly, the mean streets of Twitter went all in not only on the rapper but on the Bucks organization as well for assigning such a tall task to Flavor Flav:
Best anthem since pic.twitter.com/ImvKym8ejO
— The Yak (@BarstoolYak) October 30, 2023
I've heard worse renditions of our National Anthem (i.e. Carl Lewis, Rosanne Arnold)… Flavor Flav's version was an extended play version, with a lot of careful thought and analysis by the rapper as he progressed through the song LOL… -DW @NBA #NBA @Bucks #basketball
— DeSota Wilson (@desota) October 30, 2023
— Bobby Hill (@LegitBobbyHill) October 30, 2023
Milwaukee Bucks employee that booked him pic.twitter.com/LEJpQLg2Dh
— RGF (@rgfray1) October 29, 2023
They took a big chance 😂😂
— 🌖🌗🌘E VE R M O O N 🌒🌓🌔 (@cryptowncrier) October 29, 2023
🤣🤣🤣🤣 who let this happen
— 👑🧸 (@HeyTeddy) October 29, 2023
Someone did coke with this guy in the executive suites to let him sing the national anthem
— JayCosmo 😈🔥💨👽🛸 (@JaysonSpaceRock) October 29, 2023
The Bucks aren’t serious about winning tonight.😳🍿🍿😂😂🏀💯
— Jimmy Hexdrix (@Lr4James) October 29, 2023
True enough, the Bucks did lose their second game of the season via a 127-110 blowout. It was an ugly game from the get-go for Milwaukee, who just couldn’t match up with Trae Young and Co. on this particular occasion.
Damian Lillard fell back down to earth after his mind-blowing debut. The seven-time All-Star finished with just six points on 2-of-12 shooting, with four boards, five rebounds, and six turnovers.
Whether or not Flavor Flav and his rather questionable rendition of the anthem played a role in the loss, however, is anybody’s guess.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Flava Flav wears a clock because of an interesting encounter involving a crackhead. According to him, a crackhead once stole a box of shower clocks from a store and sold them in his projects. The unique origin story of his clock necklace is what led Flava Flav to wear it.
Flava Flav, also known as William Drayton Jr., is currently involved in music collaborations with Nigel "Sanjai" Sanders and rapper Trick Trick. He is also known for his previous ventures as a restaurateur, owning a well-known chicken and ribs eatery in Sterling Heights.
Flavor Flav became famous in the late '80s for his exceptional musical talents and contributions as a rapper, hype man, and co-founder of the iconic hip-hop group Public Enemy. He is known as a musical prodigy proficient in fifteen instruments.