...and words escape us. Okay, fine: It's really, really goofy, which is probably about right for a sports team ditty (remember Let's Go Mets?) Nets part-owner Jay-Z chose the song from over 700 submissions, which makes us wish the other songs had been made public. It's by Michael Barnes, a 22 year old from Manhattan, and this is what Jay-Z/his press statement said, "In 'Going Hard' M Bars completely captured the intensity of Nets Basketball and the flavor of our game experience. He obviously put a lot of time into the song and demonstrated a lot of talent. We're a hot team and this song best matches our passion and energy." Yes, M Bars figured out a way to name check Bruce Ratner! Here's some of it:
We brought Kidd from the Suns
Vince from the Raptors
Elite in East
Since Erving was in the rafters
Check the skybox
It’s Bruce Ratner!!
Will Develop Don't Destory Brooklyn write a song to counter this? There are also mentions of Richard Jefferson and Nenad Kristec - listen to an MP3 here. M Bars will perform the song at the April 19 season ender at the Continental Airlines Arena; the game is against the Knicks and will be broadcast on YES. Gothamist desperately hopes that the theme song performance will be aired.