Sen. Barack Obama invoked his hometown Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
(CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama took a page from his hometown playbook Saturday night before his speech at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Iowa, coming on stage to the famous starting lineup music used by the Chicago Bulls.
For most sports fans, the music instantly calls to mind Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the dominant Bulls teams that won six NBA titles in the 1990s.
Obama was even introduced by the voice of Ray Clay, the former Bulls announcer who riled up the crowd at Bulls home games during the team's heyday.
During his playing days, Jordan's intro went like this: "From North Carolina, at guard, six-foot-six ... Michael Jordan!"
In this case, Clay tweaked the intro for Obama: "From our neighboring state of Illinois, a six-foot, two-inch force for change ... senator Barack Obama!"
For the record, the actual intro music is a sample from the song "Sirius," by the Alan Parsons Project.
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