VIDEO: Watch Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio, and Serge Ibaka dance to the FIBA World Cup theme song

Jul 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol in attendance during a press conference at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Music is the soundtrack of our lives so it only makes sense that the FIBA Wold Cup, which starts this Saturday, will have a theme song. With the tournament taking place in Spain it also makes sense that Spanish singer Huecco will sing the theme song “Sube la copa”, which roughly translates to get the cup. Lucky for us, the video features NBA players like Pau Gasol, Serge Ibaka, José Calderón, Ricky Rubio, Luis Scola, and Pablo Prigioni, dancing, singing and doing various ball tricks. From the video’s YouTube description:

Watch the videoclip of the official song of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup “Sube la copa” performed by Huecco and featuring Pau Gasol, Serge Ibaka, José Calderón and Ricky Rubio from Spain; Luis Scola, Andrés Nocioni and Pablo Prigioni from Argentina; Ante Tomić, Bogdanović and Šarić from Croatia; Marcelinho Huertas from Brazil; Gustavo Ayón and Jorge Gutierrez from Mexico; Japeth Aguilar and Gabe Norwood from Philipines.

The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in Spain from 30 August – 14 September and will feature the best international players from all continents.


The only question left after watching this video is, will “Sube la copa” be the FIBA World Cup’s “Timber”?
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Ananth Pandian

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