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Old 11-17-2017, 09:26 PM
 
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Is it acceptable for an NBA team's television broadcast color commentator to never mention the statistics during a broadcast?
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:11 AM
 
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I grew up listening to Chick Hearn's radio/TV simulcast. So most basketball broadcast teams seem lacking. In any case basketball is a faster moving sport than say baseball where the team has the time to weave statistics into the stories they tell. For most the job is to be the celebrity name who once played the game
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:19 PM
 
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That's more a job of the play-by-play announcer, they usually read stats sent to them by the stat recorders.
I don't like color commentators claiming that the game is rigged, and bashing the opposing team simply for playing against their home team. Some of the local broadcasts of teams that I don't regularly follow or in cities I don't live in are just appalling, they make the WWE sound civilized.
And I'm honestly not a fan of Jeff Van Gundy rambling endlessly while a game is being played. The ABC broadcasts are almost uniformly terrible.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:44 AM
 
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That's more a job of the play-by-play announcer, they usually read stats sent to them by the stat recorders.
I don't like color commentators claiming that the game is rigged, and bashing the opposing team simply for playing against their home team. Some of the local broadcasts of teams that I don't regularly follow or in cities I don't live in are just appalling, they make the WWE sound civilized.
And I'm honestly not a fan of Jeff Van Gundy rambling endlessly while a game is being played. The ABC broadcasts are almost uniformly terrible.
I love Jim Barnett, my local color commentator. He is so good that his play-by-play partner Bob Fitzgerald is almost tolerable. JB offers lots of actual basketball insights, and gives respect to opposing teams and players that play well or show promise. JB's obsession with how low the rubber is on the side of modern basketball shoes is one of the most entertaining digressions of an NBA regular season.
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