Yesterday night, the Golden State Warriors took on the Lakers in a regular season home finale game and won 128-112. One of the highlights of the night was the performance done by K-Pop artist BamBam!
Earlier this year BamBam was named the global ambassador for the NBA Team based in San Francisco, much to his excitement. The Warriors’ home arena, the Chase Center announced that he would be performing for the halftime show. Tickets had already been selling quickly for the final home game, and since Lakers fans are known for traveling, the last amount of tickets left quickly sold to loyal BamBam fans to equal a sold out arena. Additionally with the announcement of the halftime show, a limited edition series of merchandise was sold.
At the performance BamBam took the opportunity to debut his new song called Wheels Up in his 10 minute performance. He also performed Pandora and Ride or Die with the presence of back up dancers all sporting Warriors merchandise. The announcers stated that during the halftime show many people didn’t leave their seats in order to watch the performance.
BamBam’s rise in popularity began with being a rapper and singer in Got7, during which time the group released four albums and 10 mini-albums and became one of the most notable K-pop groups in the world. He recently debuted as a solo artist in 2021 with his first extended album and received awards for Best Artist and Asia Celebrity for music at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards.
Now he will also be known for being the first ever NBA K-pop global ambassador and the first ever K-Pop NBA halftime show performer.