Oakland, CA — Are you ready for yet another send-up of “Gangnam Style“?
The Golden State Warriors cheerleaders, led by so-called hype man and timeout entertainer Franco Finn, have filmed their own parody of “Gangnam Style,” the huge international hit by South Korean rapper Psy (a.k.a PSY). See video below.
According to the Warriors website, Franco Finn “introduces the Warriors’ starting lineup before tip-off at every home game and when it’s time to get the fans on their feet, Franco takes the mic and energizes the crowd.”
The Warriors begin the 2012-2013 NBA regular season on Halloween night against the Phoenix Suns. Their home opener at Oracle Arena in Oakland is set for November 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Some additional information on the social commentary behind the wildly popular “Gangnam Style” video is provided by the Boston Herald:
The district of Gangnam, which literally means “south of the river,” is about half the size of Manhattan. About 1 percent of Seoul’s population lives there, but many of its residents are very rich. The average Gangnam apartment costs about $716,000, a sum that would take an average South Korean household 18 years to earn …
As the price of high-rise apartments skyrocketed during a real estate investment frenzy in the early 2000s, landowners and speculators became wealthy practically overnight. The district’s rich families got even richer …
The notion that Gangnam residents have risen not by following the traditional South Korean virtues of hard work and sacrifice, but simply by living on a coveted piece of geography, irks many. The neighborhood’s residents are seen by some as monopolizing the country’s best education opportunities, the best cultural offerings and the best infrastructure, while spending big on foreign luxury goods to highlight their wealth.
Watch Franco Finn and the Golden State Warriors cheerleaders go “Gangnam Style“: