NBC Could Take Back 'Roundball Rock' Rights If It Gets NBA Games, John Desch Says

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Nathaniel S. Butler

In the pantheon of televised game theme songs, “Roundball Rock,” which ran alongside NBA games on NBC until 2002, John Desh's anthem looms large.

The composer told CNBC in an email that if NBCUniversal wins the rights to air the NBA again, it will have the opportunity to bring back the iconic tune.

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