Clas­sic video gets a Wiz­ards makeover

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - D.C. SPORTS BOG BY SCOTT ALLEN scott.allen@wash­

Bounce, bounce, Shake, shake, Shoot, shoot, Break, break, Jump, jump, Slam, slam . . . That’s the rea­son I’m a Wiz­ards fan!

Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes they did. Twenty-three years after the then-Washington Bul­lets re­leased one of the great team-pro­duced rap videos of all time, Mon­u­men­tal Sports Net­work dropped a re­boot of “You Da Man” ahead of Game 3 of the Wiz­ards’ sec­on­dround se­ries against the Bos­ton Celtics. It is fan­tas­tic.

The re­make, which pays homage to the orig­i­nal, is per­formed by the Real Laww, pro­duced by J Fac­tor Elec­tric Sup­ply Co. and writ­ten by Mon­u­men­tal Sports Net­work’s Dan Nolan. It fea­tures ap­pear­ances by fans, ev­ery player, Phil Che­nier, Steve Buck­hantz, Dave John­son, Glenn Con­sor, Ted Leon­sis, chef Jose An­dres and more.

“Whether you re­mem­ber ev­ery player on the ros­ters of the mid-’90s teams or you weren’t even old enough to drib­ble a ball then, the throw­back dis­cus­sion of a clas­sic era in Washington sports his­tory and the re­boot of an all-time fan fa­vorite an­them with ‘You Da Man’ will get you in a play­off mood,” Zach Leon­sis, Mon­u­men­tal Sports Net­work’s vice president and gen­eral man­ager, said in a re­lease.

In some­what re­lated news, Mon­u­men­tal Sports Net­work on Thurs­day also an­nounced de­tails of a new orig­i­nal se­ries called “That’s the Rea­son . . .” that will be avail­able ex­clu­sively on the dig­i­tal sports net­work. The se­ries will be hosted by die-hard D.C. sports fan (and Bill Simmons’s good friend) Joe House, fea­ture “note­wor­thy fans, ex­perts and for­mer play­ers,” and “delve into the cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal touch points of sports fan­dom in the District.”

The pre­miere episode, “Team of the Fu­ture,” fo­cuses on the Bul­lets’ loss to the Michael Jor­dan-led Chicago Bulls in Game 3 of the first round of the 1997 NBA play­offs.

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