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fairandbalanced
03-27-2010, 06:59 PM
What are the common things some NBA analysts say? I have notice that whenever Mark Jackson is on he usually says "mama, there goes that man"......I can't recall who says this but some NBA analyst always say "bam" when someone makes a clutch shot.

HoopsDrive
03-27-2010, 09:03 PM
"If you don't like that, you don't like NBA basketball!!!!"
-Sacramento announcer on an emphatic play by a King

"Flight #23 has just taken off here in Cleveland!!!"
-Cleveland announcer on LBJ doing the same dunk over and over again

"WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOHOHOHOHO HOHOHO!!!!!!"
-Reaction by any analyst upon seeing the VC over Weiss dunk

"That dunk is in my top 5, wait, no. That dunk is in my top 3 ALL TIME!"
-Kenny Smith on dunk contests

td0tsfinest
03-27-2010, 09:13 PM
"If you don't like that, you don't like NBA basketball!!!!"
-Sacramento announcer on an emphatic play by a King

"Flight #23 has just taken off here in Cleveland!!!"
-Cleveland announcer on LBJ doing the same dunk over and over again

"WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOHOHOHOHO HOHOHO!!!!!!"
-Reaction by any analyst upon seeing the VC over Weiss dunk

"That dunk is in my top 5, wait, no. That dunk is in my top 3 ALL TIME!"
-Kenny Smith on dunk contests

You know what's worse, when the cleveland colour guy says "The L-Train is just running everything in (insert arena name)"

One of my favourite is Kevin Harlan's infamous "no regard for Human Life"

BosoxPapi61
03-27-2010, 09:22 PM
Austin Carr... "Get that week stuff outa' here

DodgerBulls
03-27-2010, 09:48 PM
^ best sig i've seen.

_KB24_
03-27-2010, 10:04 PM
Chuck Swirsky: OH MY BOSH!

Mark Jackson: Hand down, Man down!


I don't know if Kevin Harlem still uses this but this was just great:
-"Kobe Bryant just sucked the gravity out of the target center!"

Kakaroach
03-27-2010, 10:08 PM
You know what's worse, when the cleveland colour guy says "The L-Train is just running everything in (insert arena name)"

One of my favourite is Kevin Harlan's infamous "no regard for Human Life" I'm actually pretty sure that was Marv Albert. And yes it is awesome.

Craig Bolerjack usually says "Killer Cross-over" about D. Will a lot.

BALLER71
03-27-2010, 10:08 PM
"Antoine Walker tippy toe 3."

"Welcome to Wade County."

"Damon Jones for 3, KABOOOM."

-Heat Announcers

marvILLous
03-27-2010, 10:09 PM
"swagger"

a lot of these analysts are abusing the **** out of that word

Ragun
03-27-2010, 10:11 PM
"punjabi...as peja drills it"

"overtime...no wait, raptors win"

- matt devlin

Sadds The Gr8
03-27-2010, 10:12 PM
- Mark Jackson: "(Opposing team) is getting the Truth, the whole truth, and nuthin but the Truth." - Obviously for Paul Pierce when he's on fire
- Mark Jackson: "Hand down....MAN DOWN!"
- Mark Jackson: "Mama there goes that man!"


- Kenny Smith: It's a block party!
Chuck: Who's invited?
Kenny: Well, (Player who just got blocked) is invited...

- Reggie Miller: Welcome, to your kodak moment!!!! (to a player that just got posterized.)

Those are my favourite current ones.

Sadds The Gr8
03-27-2010, 10:13 PM
I'm actually pretty sure that was Marv Albert. And yes it is awesome.Craig Bolerjack usually says "Killer Cross-over" about D. Will a lot.

nope its Harlan

td0tsfinest
03-27-2010, 10:16 PM
I'm actually pretty sure that was Marv Albert. And yes it is awesome.

Craig Bolerjack usually says "Killer Cross-over" about D. Will a lot.

I think it was Kevin Harlan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tag9UmmFfY8

This is Marv Albert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3et6qAsOxo and his infamous "Yesssss"


They do sound a like though.

FUKudomeYOMOMMA
03-27-2010, 10:17 PM
"throw it down big man" -bill walton.... is he even announcing anymore

td0tsfinest
03-27-2010, 10:22 PM
even though this isn't basketball, it's my favourite commentator saying:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y70aJn7fb9Q&feature=related

Sadds The Gr8
03-27-2010, 10:36 PM
even though this isn't basketball, it's my favourite commentator saying:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y70aJn7fb9Q&feature=related

Lol that's sick.....I love those spanish soccer commentators.

uncleben989
03-27-2010, 10:46 PM
"get out the salami and cheese momma, this ball game is over"
"onions, baby, onions"
"ring it up from downtown Medicine Hat (or insert random place in Canada, that is more than 300 miles away from Toronto)"
"get up bird"

"GINOBLIIIII" -barkley
"(insert nba legend) is rolling over in his grave rite now" (tnt crew)
"i want to have sex with kobe bryant" - nicole richie/mark jackson

"Ball don't lie"

JnasD
03-27-2010, 10:59 PM
What are the common things some NBA analysts say? I have notice that whenever Mark Jackson is on he usually says "mama, there goes that man"......I can't recall who says this but some NBA analyst always say "bam" when someone makes a clutch shot.

Mike Breen is the one who yells bang when a player hits a clutch shot. :)

uncleben989
03-27-2010, 10:59 PM
maybe the second last one is something alot of laker fans on psd have mentioned twice or couple thousand times

momoneyyyy
03-27-2010, 11:10 PM
Chuck Swirsky: OH MY BOSH!

Mark Jackson: Hand down, Man down!


I don't know if Kevin Harlem still uses this but this was just great:
-"Kobe Bryant just sucked the gravity out of the target center!"
i was gonna say the hand down man down one and it happens alaways before a break..

BallinGid3
03-27-2010, 11:15 PM
Heat Announcers when haslem shoots a shot : Udonis.............if it goes in.... U DID IT


LOL

Shady66
03-27-2010, 11:24 PM
the suns announcer tom something

(player who just got owned) YOU HAVE JUST BEEN YOUTUBED

Sly Guy
03-27-2010, 11:28 PM
"punjabi...as peja drills it"

"overtime...no wait, raptors win"

- matt devlin

the second one was awesome. But the first one was

"Peja!.......Punjabi!!!!!"

Leo's laugh at him afterwards was pretty quality too.

Ragun
03-27-2010, 11:30 PM
the second one was awesome. But the first one was

"Peja!.......Punjabi!!!!!"

Leo's laugh at him afterwards was pretty quality too.

no. after Peja shoots it he said: "Punjabi...(pause)...as Peja drills it"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pJBhgh46-A

"i got mind on punjabi, punjabi on my mind." (ludacris feat devlin)

KmB728
03-27-2010, 11:44 PM
"Thats a grown man move!"

"More blocks than a childs nerf game!"

Avenged
03-27-2010, 11:45 PM
Every time a Clipper player makes a basket the commentator shouts out "BINGO!". It gets annoying after a while :laugh2:

m26555
03-27-2010, 11:45 PM
"throw it down big man" -bill walton.... is he even announcing anymore
lmao. I was just about to post this, then I saw your reply.

And no; he isn't. Walton retired because of back problems.

Kohaku
03-28-2010, 12:01 AM
Every time a Clipper player makes a basket the commentator shouts out "BINGO!". It gets annoying after a while :laugh2:

Oh me oh my!

thunder2335
03-28-2010, 12:20 AM
Al McCoy always shouts "Shazam" Whenever a Phoenix Suns player makes a three pointer.

He also uses "Hoop di do" lol

Impulse
03-28-2010, 12:37 AM
"I like that." / "I like what they're doing." - Hubie Brown

jackdawson
03-28-2010, 12:47 AM
What are the common things some NBA analysts say? I have notice that whenever Mark Jackson is on he usually says "mama, there goes that man"......I can't recall who says this but some NBA analyst always say "bam" when someone makes a clutch shot.

Mark Jackson; Check out these links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjN4Hrnh3Uk:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:: facepalm:

http://basketbawful.blogspot.com/2009/03/mark-jackson-drinking-game.html

Jaji
03-28-2010, 12:51 AM
I love when Bill Walton says "You can't stop (insert garbage player who happened to score back to back buckets), you can only hope to contain him."

E.O.21
03-28-2010, 01:11 AM
Mike breens "bang" is awsome... i also like when hubbie brown says "oh, here we go" when a player is heating it up

Draco
03-28-2010, 01:23 AM
Not an analytical comment but ... "Thank Heavens for Tyreke Evans.." I caught a Kings game and the announcer had to have said this 4 or 5 times. If he made a nice play, fine.. but the canned NBA 2k10 announcers have more personality than that.

roshan3ai
03-28-2010, 01:29 AM
"Huffing and puffing"- Clyde

"AHHHHHHHHHH HE DRAINS ITTTTTTTT!" Gus Johnson (even though he does more college. he commentated for the knicks last year)

iggypop123
03-28-2010, 01:36 AM
Gus Johnson: any scream of his like "Batista with the catch!!!!!!!!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgeqrYxu_YM

Fireworld
03-28-2010, 01:38 AM
Anyone have a clip of mike breen's "bang"?

_KB24_
03-28-2010, 01:57 AM
Anyone have a clip of mike breen's "bang"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB8DiN5rxJE

GaSoft16
03-28-2010, 02:31 AM
I think it was Kevin Harlan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tag9UmmFfY8

This is Marv Albert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3et6qAsOxo and his infamous "Yesssss"


They do sound a like though.

They sound nothing alike. They have their own unique voices and calls, which makes both of them great, and which is why I love watching games on TNT Thursday nights. Adding Kenny, Chuck and Ernie pregame, halftime of both games of the doubleheader, and especially the post games are all what makes NBA on TNT. Good thing the Western Conference finals this year will be on TNT while the Eastern Conference finals will be on ABC. I've noted that they alternate from yr to yr.

GaSoft16
03-28-2010, 02:36 AM
Mike Breen: "Puts it up, puts it in!" (even on slam dunks he'll say that)

GaSoft16
03-28-2010, 02:46 AM
And anything that the late great Chick Hearn used to say (aka Chickisms)

1. 20 foot lay-up: A jump shot by Jamaal Wilkes.

2. Air-ball: An errant shot that fails to touch either the rim or the backboard.
(He sent that one back) Air-mail Special!: A strongly-blocked shot, often sent high into the stands.

3. Bloooows the layup! : Missed a very easy layup.

4. Boo-birds: Fans who boo their own team when they play badly.

5. (He did the) bunny hop in the pea patch: He was called for traveling.

6. (You could) call it with Braille: An easy call for an official, e.g. a blatant foul.

7. (He got) caught with his hand in the cookie jar: A reaching foul.

8. (The) Charity Stripe: The free-throw line.

9. (That player is in) civilians: The player is not in uniform.

10. (He's got 'em) covered like the rug on your floor: Really good one-on-one defense.

11. (They) couldn't beat the Sisters of Mercy: The team is getting beat badly.

12. (They) couldn't throw a pea into the ocean: The team's shooting is really awful.

13. (It'll) count if it goes ...: A player that is fouled in the act of shooting. It go-o-o-oes!: The shot is successful.

14. (That shot) didn't draw iron: A shot which misses the rim, but hits the backboard.
Sometimes he would add "but it drew a lot of flies."

15. Dime store score: A 10 to 5 score.

16. Dribble-drive: A player drives the basket while dribbling.

17. Finger roll: A shot where the ball rolls off the shooter's fingers.

18. (He) fly-swatted (that one): A shot blocked with force and authority.

19. Football score: A score resembling one often seen in a football game (e.g., 21 to 14).

20. (He threw up a) frozen rope: A shot with a very flat trajectory.

21. (We're) high above the western sideline: Chick's perch at the Forum, from which he called his word's eye views of the game.

22. Hippity-hops the dribble: A player dribbling the ball does a little hop step.

23. I'll bet you an ice-cream: Hearn and Keith Erickson (his one-time color commentator) often bet ice creams on the outcome of a shot or game.

24. (He's got) ice-water in his veins: When a player hits a clutch free-throw.

25. (It's) First and ten: Multiple players are sprawled on the floor after a physical play or diving for the ball.

25. (It's) garbage time: The (often sloppily-played) remainder of the game (after it’s in the refrigerator).

26. Give and Go: A player passes the ball, makes a quick cut, and receives a return pass.

27. (In & out,) heart-brrrreak!: A shot that appears to go in, but rattles off the rim and misses. Sometimes it went in so far you could read the Commissioner's name from below.

27. He has two chances, slim and none, and slim just left the building: The player has no chance of success with this play.

28. If that goes in, I'm walking home: Similar to a prayer, when the opponent shoots a shot that is a prayer, a streak, or some amazing shot. (Usually on the road)

29. Leapin' Lena: A shot made while the player is in the air and off balance.
Marge could have made that shot: A missed shot that was so easy, Hearn's wife Marge could have made it. Marge was often referred to when a player messed up something that was easy.

30. Matador Defense: A poor defense that allows their opponent to drive uncontested through the lane to the basket.

31. (There are) lots of referees in the building, only three getting paid: The entire crowd acts as though they are the officials by disagreeing with a call.

32. (Like a) motorcycle in a motordrome: Ball spins several times around the inside of the rim, then drops through or goes "in & out".

33. Too much mustard on the hot dog: Describing a player attempting an unnecessarily showy, flashy play.

34. The mustard's off the hot dog: A player attempts an unnecessarily showy, flashy play which ends up in a turnover or is otherwise unsuccessful, such as a missed slam dunk.

35. My grandmother could guard him, and she can't go to her left!: Said of a slow, out of shape, or hurt player.

36. Nervous time: When the final moments of a game are pressure-packed.

37. 94-by-50 hunk of wood: The basketball court, based on the floor's dimensions. (Attacking 47 feet: The front court.)

38. No harm, no foul (no blood, no ambulance, no stitches): A non-call by an official when varying degrees of contact have occurred. (More adjectives means the non-call was more questionable.)

39. Not Phi Beta Kappa: Not a smart play.

40. ...Since Hector was a pup A very long time (e.g., the Lakers haven't had the lead since Hector was a pup.)

41. He's in the Popcorn Machine (with butter and salt all over him): Meaning that a defensive player got faked into the air (and out of play) by an offensive player's pump fake. ("Popcorn Machine" is a reference to an actual popcorn machine in the old Los Angeles Sports Arena, which was near the basket, but far away from the court. Thus, if the player went far out of play, he was in the "popcorn machine.") When Hearn guest starred as a mouse in the Garfield and Friends episode Basket Brawl, Odie literally runs into a popcorn machine.

42. (He's) on him like a postage stamp: Very tight defense.

43. Slam dunk!: Hearn's most famous phrase; a powerful shot where a player forces the ball through the rim with one or both hands.

44. (He was) standing there, combing his hair: When a player uninvolved with the action comes up with the ball and gets an easy shot.

45. (He) takes him to the third floor and leaves him at the mezzanine: A move where an offensive player pump-fakes a defender and draws a foul from the leaping player.

46. Tattoo dribble: A player dribbling the ball while not moving, as though tattooing the floor with the ball, as he waits for the play to develop.

47. This game's in the refrigerator: the door is closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, and the Jell-O's jigglin'!: The game's outcome is set; only the final score is in question. Chick's variation on "the game's on ice."

48. Throws up a brick: When a player tosses up a particularly errant shot.

49. Throws up a prayer (... it's (or isn't) answered!!!): A wild shot that will need a miracle to score (and does or doesn't).

50. Ticky-tack: A foul called when very little contact has been made.

51. Triple-double: A player gets 10 or more (i.e. double digits) in three statistical categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals or blocked shots.

52. (On his) wallet: A player fell on his rear end.

53. Words-eye view: What listeners received while listening to Hearn call the game on the radio.

54. (He's) working on his Wrigleys. A player is chewing gum.

55. (He's) yo-yo-ing up and down: A player dribbles in one place as if he were playing with a yo-yo on a string.

56. (He's dribbling) left to right (or right to left) across your dial: To let people who were listening to radio know which direction the ball was going up the court.

57. (He's) alone, he sets, he fires, he gets!: Player not defended who stops, sets and shoots.


Note the ones in bold are used by all announcers as well as analysts and nba fans today.


Chick Hearn >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Marv Albert, Kevin Harlan, Johnny Most, Mike Breen, Dick Stockton all put together.

No offense to those guys, but truth is the truth. He made NBA play-by-play and quotes. We have him to thank for all of this.

GoatMilk
03-28-2010, 02:49 AM
Clyde Frazier has the best vocabulary on the planet.

ldc62
03-28-2010, 03:17 AM
good list GaSoft16, but I stopped reading after 33

sacgiants1213
03-28-2010, 03:23 AM
'right between the eyes.' - Kevin Harlan ( i know he says that a lot for ncaa hoops, not sure if he says it during nba telecasts).

anything walt frazier says is entertaining.