Well, at least one Bay Area team came to play.
The club couldn’t blame the heavy metal giants, who got the evening off to a face-melting, patriotic start.
Fans loved it, too.
Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett doing America proud with the Star Spangled Banner before tonight's Raptors vs Warriors game. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/jjVZYFqLOr— ̷R̷o̷g̷e̷r̷ (@_R0GER__) June 6, 2019
The U.S. anthem should always be done by guitar, preferably by Metallica— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) June 6, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.