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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:01 pm    Post subject: Announcers?

Anyone know why Bill McDonald and Stu Lance did not announce the Lakers game yesterday? Hope they didn’t come down with coronavirus. I watch the game on NBA TV and the studio crew announced the game.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:08 pm    Post subject:

I thought I heard from one of the announcers on Spectrum that there gonna return during the NBA restart season but I won’t 100% tell you that for sure because I might have heard wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:39 pm    Post subject:

i am so happy i dont have to listen to Garbage Stu
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:20 pm    Post subject:

Jesusdelonla wrote:
i am so happy i dont have to listen to Garbage Stu

Yes!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:50 pm    Post subject:

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I thought I heard from one of the announcers on Spectrum that there gonna return during the NBA restart season but I won’t 100% tell you that for sure because I might have heard wrong.


You heard correctly.

They’ll be back for the start of the actual season games. They aren’t trying to do a 9am Scrimmage on a Saturday
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:30 am    Post subject:

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Inspector Gadget wrote:
I thought I heard from one of the announcers on Spectrum that there gonna return during the NBA restart season but I won’t 100% tell you that for sure because I might have heard wrong.


You heard correctly.

They’ll be back for the start of the actual season games. They aren’t trying to do a 9am Scrimmage on a Saturday


Thanks for the confirmation TDRock
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:17 am    Post subject:

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TDRock wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
I thought I heard from one of the announcers on Spectrum that there gonna return during the NBA restart season but I won’t 100% tell you that for sure because I might have heard wrong.


You heard correctly.

They’ll be back for the start of the actual season games. They aren’t trying to do a 9am Scrimmage on a Saturday


Thanks for the confirmation TDRock


Thanks to both of you!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:39 am    Post subject:

Treble Clef wrote:
Jesusdelonla wrote:
i am so happy i dont have to listen to Garbage Stu

Yes!!!


Apparently you don’t listen to many games with other team’s announcers.

Lanz may be annoying at times but compared to some others around the league he is a beacon of professionalism and entertainment. Listen to some others before judging too harshly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:55 am    Post subject:

Treble Clef wrote:
Jesusdelonla wrote:
i am so happy i dont have to listen to Garbage Stu

Yes!!!


Mr. Floor thinks that post is unfair. And don't even get Mr. Mo started.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:00 am    Post subject:

I could call the game with more enthusiasm and better than Stu with my eyes closed. I could guess the plays and sound better than him. The guy makes a great living and doesn't work on his craft at all. Same dry banter year after year.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:10 am    Post subject:

Missed Stu. not sure why all the hate for him.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:22 am    Post subject:

They just said during this Saturday Scrimmage that Stu and BillyMac will call the Monday scrimmage game.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:06 am    Post subject:

I miss Stu. Don't know why y'all hate the guy.

Bill and Stu will be back on Monday, IIRC.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:14 am    Post subject:

Once Billy Mac's contract ends, they should really think about doing Ireland and Mychal Thompson simulcast and host both the radio and the TV. I wasn't a fan of Ireland's play-by-play at first but I think he's improved a lot and is light years ahead of many experienced commentators.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:03 pm    Post subject:

Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
Treble Clef wrote:
Jesusdelonla wrote:
i am so happy i dont have to listen to Garbage Stu

Yes!!!


Apparently you don’t listen to many games with other team’s announcers.

Lanz may be annoying at times but compared to some others around the league he is a beacon of professionalism and entertainment. Listen to some others before judging too harshly.


I have to mute other teams announcers some games. They are BAD!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject:

KBandKB wrote:
Once Billy Mac's contract ends, they should really think about doing Ireland and Mychal Thompson simulcast and host both the radio and the TV. I wasn't a fan of Ireland's play-by-play at first but I think he's improved a lot and is light years ahead of many experienced commentators.

Would rather see them go with younger, fresher voices whenever that time comes. I'd love it if Ryan Ruocco got the play by play job. He's awesome.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:18 am    Post subject:

This thread started me thinking how much I miss Chick. The man was a genius behind the mic.

Seems like such an easy thing to call a game or to provide color commentary. It apparently is a lost art. I just want an honest relaying of the game, stats, with occasional background stories to keep me entertained while they set up free throws.

Listening to other team’s announcers, I all too often I hear what I would consider distracting from the game. Either playing hype man for the team or insufferable whining about the unfairness of the officiating way to much. Especially if against the Lakers.

Challenge any of you to listen to S. Hastings (Nuggets) for a quarter. Would give you a whole new perspective on Lanz. Maybe familiarity has made me less judgmental but I am not feeling the dislike for Lanz that many of you have. Not proclaiming him great but overall as good as you will find in the league from what I have heard while watching a lot of games on League Pass over the years.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:28 am    Post subject:

KBandKB wrote:
Once Billy Mac's contract ends, they should really think about doing Ireland and Mychal Thompson simulcast and host both the radio and the TV. I wasn't a fan of Ireland's play-by-play at first but I think he's improved a lot and is light years ahead of many experienced commentators.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject:

KBandKB wrote:
Once Billy Mac's contract ends, they should really think about doing Ireland and Mychal Thompson simulcast and host both the radio and the TV. I wasn't a fan of Ireland's play-by-play at first but I think he's improved a lot and is light years ahead of many experienced commentators.


Ireland sucks. He looks and sounds like a douche.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:28 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
KBandKB wrote:
Once Billy Mac's contract ends, they should really think about doing Ireland and Mychal Thompson simulcast and host both the radio and the TV. I wasn't a fan of Ireland's play-by-play at first but I think he's improved a lot and is light years ahead of many experienced commentators.


Ireland sucks. He looks and sounds like a douche.


Sure he does look and sound like a douche, but his play-by-play is worth defending. Look at the mini-movies that the Lakers channel produces. There's a reason why I think they choose to use Ireland's broadcast for these instead of Billy's.

https://www.nba.com/lakers/video/search/?ls=channav&query=mini%20movie
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:13 pm    Post subject:

Stop with the old guys. Bring in some young blood. Either that or make snoop and flea be announcers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:27 pm    Post subject:

As much as I love Stu for nostalgia alone he is so massively overdue to be replaced at this point imo. We're the Lakers with a massive tv contract, we should have much better commentators then the majority of the NBA so it's kind of weak to just live with it because Stu is better then many of the other NBA's commentary guys (which he def. is!). For the same reason the Lakers don't settle for "making the playoffs or raising a division banner" it's time to
apply that a bit more to announcing as well, we're just settling for mediocrity and I get it to a point because they're loyal but sometimes a change is necessary.

It feels like he has been half checked out for yearsssss at this point. Hopefully the Lakers win a Championship and he can leave on top and watch the game at home going forward with an interview here and there during the future seasons.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:12 pm    Post subject:

defense wrote:
Stop with the old guys. Bring in some young blood. Either that or make snoop and flea be announcers.


Hope you are kidding! Those two would be unlistenable for an entire game. I get annoyed when either gets interviewed during a TV timeout and it runs over a minute.

And when you say” young guy” Are you suggesting they bring back Spero Dedes? That guy was horrible.

I’m an old guy that likes to focus on the game when I watch one. My choice would be a knowledgeable professional announcer that can give me stats and a few background stories while I watch the game.

Just out of curiosity, which announcers from which other teams stand out as “better” then Lantz and McDonald? I’ll give them a listen. Maybe I’m missing something...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject:

Stu out due to the death of his sister. Billy Mac and Mychael Thompson on the call.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:43 pm    Post subject:

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Stu out due to the death of his sister. Billy Mac and Mychael Thompson on the call.


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