Basketball season is officially back. On Thursday night, Usher helped celebrate LeBron James’ homecoming to Cleveland, Ohio kicking off the Cavs home opener with a performance of the National Anthem. The R&B superstar, who is a part owner of the Cavaliers, took the court at Quicken Loans Arena to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before his team lost to the Knicks.
Usher belted out a soaring rendition of the patriotic tune while the players watched from the sidelines. Towards the end, the entire arena started singing along, making for an emotional moment.
Usher will head to Montreal tomorrow to kick off “The UR Experience” tour with August Alsina.
Watch his performance below: