A Jimmy Kimmel/Usher song dedicated to the least heralded players in the National Basketball Association is gaining traction on YouTube. As of Saturday evening, “Benchwarmers” had more than 78,000 page views on the video sharing website.
The slow jam debuted on Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night special, following Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. The video is something of a parody of music videos, with Kimmel and Usher both wearing sunglases while “recording” the song in the studio.
Kimmel and Usher alternate lyrics in the tune, which starts out with the lines, “All the great basketball players have one thing in common/see, they can never be the best without the guys at the bottom.”