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Rascal Flatts sings anthem at NBA Finals, proving they are 3 people

It’s not just one dude named Rascal.

I’ve listened to Rascal Flatts’ music for a decently long time. It’s not a main listen for me, but I’m 22, and I’d estimate I first listened to Rascal Flatts around 2006. The song was probably “My Wish” or “Life Is A Highway.” I haven’t checked to see if that timeline matches up, but it’s been a while.

If you’re like me, there was a moment when something about Rascal Flatts just clicked for you: You realized that Rascal Flatts was not one person named Rascal Flatts, but actually a band of three men whose collective group name is Rascal Flatts. If you listen to the group’s lead singer, Gary LeVox, he sounds exactly like a dude whose name would be Rascal Flatts. But he is, in fact, part of a band with the same name.

This brings us to the present tense. The group played the National Anthem on Wednesday in Cleveland before Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers. It was a nice performance in front of a rapt audience.

But most importantly, it provided a eureka moment for a whole lot of people on Twitter. Receipts:

(I’ve been there myself.)

Tweets of this nature go back years, though the anthem resurfaced them.

Anyway, here’s LeVox, the lead singer:

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Tell me he couldn’t be a guy with the first name Rascal and the last name Flatts. You can’t.