Maui man first to play national anthem on ukulele at Staples Cen - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Maui man first to play national anthem on ukulele at Staples Center

(Image: Derick Sebastian) (Image: Derick Sebastian)
(Image: Derick Sebastian) (Image: Derick Sebastian)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Maui man gave a historic rendition of the national anthem at Thursday's Lakers-Cavaliers game.

Musician Derick Sebastian, of Kahului, is the first person to ever play the national anthem on the ukulele at the Staples Center for the Lakers.

Although that was a first for LA, the night was also memorable for a last it was the final game Kobe Bryant went head to head with rival and friend, Lebron James.

Sebastian describes the atmosphere as electric.

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