THANK YOU! I was worried that I found Bill Walton to be the most obnoxious commentator in the history of television...
He used to commentate for the Los Angeles Clippers, he would always say "Where would the Clippers be without Sean Rooks!". Sean who? Exactly. He is so full of hot air and crusted crap that I mute the TV
every time I hear his obnoxious voice. At least his son can play good ball (for the Lakers too).
- Vin Scully
- Chick Hearn (RIP)
- Bob Miller (L.A. Kings commentator)
Chick Hearn commentated 3,338 consective games, and was the only commentator that the Los Angeles Lakers ever
had. He developed phrases like "slam dunk", "air ball", and "This game's in the refrigerator, etc.". Chick Hearn is a member of both the basketball hall of fame and the American Broadcasters hall of fame.
Vin Scully is a legend himself, having broadcasted Dodgers games for over 50 seasons. "Vin Scully has the most musical voice in baseball. He doesn't have the clipped, old-time-radio cadence of most broadcasters who date back to the '50s and beyond. Although his timbre is thin, everything is smooth and rounded. The words slide into each other. He has flow. The melody rises and falls on the tide of the game. You can almost hum along to Vin Scully."
Bob Miller went about 2200 games only missing 15, and he's still going. Miller was recently inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the year 2000.