Keeping the tradition that Conan O'Brien started on his NBC show alive. They didn't want the NBA on NBC theme to die (since NBA was leaving NBC) So, they would stick into a random part of a movie or tv show. The only one I saw them do was to one of the Lord of the Ring's movies. This is my first NBA on NBC edition edit but,I can tell you its not my last. NBC on NBA theme written by John Tesh. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines is owned by Warner Bros.