ESPN has partnered with H.E.R. and famed songwriter Diane Warren to create “The Journey,” a song that appear in several in-game ESPN production pieces, and other production components to illustrate the various routes each of the 16 NBA Playoff teams takes.
“The NBA regular season is one long journey, and then you get to the NBA Playoffs, which is a journey of its own. All 16 teams have their own paths to accomplishing their goal of an NBA Championship. And, as the song says, ‘it’s a hell of a ride.’ We are honored that H.E.R chose to team up with ESPN to help introduce this song to the world. It’s another great example of what we can do at the intersection of sports and music.” said Tim Corrigan, ESPN Vice President, Production.
“As an NBA fan, I’m so grateful to be part of this year’s ‘Journey’ to the NBA Finals,” said H.E.R.
ESPN’s coverage of the 2023 NBA Playoffs will feature two more H.E.R. songs, including “Glory,” and “We Going Crazy,” a DJ Khaled collaboration.