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Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin singing national anthem

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem.

Former Pistons star Isiah Thomas spoke briefly, asking for a moment of silence for Franklin, who died in August. After the moment of silence, and with no additional announcement, a recording of Franklin signing the anthem at the 2004 NBA Finals began playing while pictures scrolled on the scoreboard screen.

https://twitter.com/DetroitPistons/status/1052712428369272834

A microphone was left unattended at midcourt while the anthem played.

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