Laker Fans: Let's Give It Up for Chick Hearn

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  1. Denward

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    For those who have never lived in Los Angeles, Chicky Baby has broadcasted every single Lakers game since November 20, 1965. He will miss the next 6 weeks due to having an aortic valve replaced. Man, I loved listening to Chick on the radio while I was growing up. He paints a great picture of the game.
     
  2. Rob Willey

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    "In and out. Heartbreak!"

    It's hard to imagine a Lakers game without Chick at the mike. I wish him well.

    Rob
     
  3. Carlo Medina

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    It's amazing how many terms Chick invented for basketball:

    Slam dunk

    Finger roll

    In the refrigerator

    In and out, heartbreak

    Just to name a few.

    Someone on the news said he was the most important part of the Laker franchise. Wilt was replaced by Kareem, who was replaced by Shaq. Jerry West was replaced by Magic, who was replaced by Kobe. Jerry Buss? Lakers already had a ring before he took over ownership. Jerry West the exec? Already in retirement. But who has been the one that has seen them through all the years? Chick Hearn.

    Get well, Mr. Lakers Basketball, we can't wait for your return!
     
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  5. Jay W

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    Hear hear, hope he makes a speedy recovery...
     

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