Talk about your rockets' red glare! All the fireworks you could ever have wanted were right there in Christina Aguilera's vocal pyrotechnics during Tuesday night's National Anthem before Game 6 of the NBA Finals (later won by the LA Lakers over the Boston Celtics).
The rousing rendition in the video above clearly seems to be better received than Aguilera's new dance-oriented album, Bionic, which got a beat-down on the charts this week by soundtracks from Glee and the Twilight saga. But we're gonna cut Xtina some slack on this one. After all, who isn't getting a beatdown from Glee and Twilight these days?
The Lakers won the game to force a deciding game 7 in Los Angeles on Thursday. Here are some of their superstar fans cheering them on.