Legendary LA Clippers Broadcaster Ralph Lawler will be joined by seven different analysts in his farewell season, including Bill Walton and Hubie Brown.
Ralph Lawler is back in the booth for one final season, and he’s bringing some of his old friends with him.
According to the LA Times, Lawler will be joined by a rotating cast of seven different analysts this season, each unique in their own way. Those included are Corey Maggette, Don MacLean, Hubie Brown, Mike Fratello, Ryan Hollins, Cheryl Miller, and Bill Walton.
Lawler has previously worked with Maggette, MacLean, Walton, and Fratello, and has had great chemistry with each. Maggette stepped into the booth on occasion last season whenever Bruce Bowen was unavailable, and MacLean has been a staple of third quarters for some time now.
Fratello and Lawler worked together for a very short period, from 1990-1992, before going separate ways. Fratello has since become a frequent voice for TNT’s NBA broadcasts, calling games alongside Marv Albert and Reggie Miller.
Walton, perhaps the most entertaining broadcaster of the bunch, worked alongside Lawler from 1990-2002. He’s been calling mostly college games since his departure from Fox Sports, and is known for his energy and humor.
Brown, Hollins, and Miller will each be calling their first games with Lawler this season.
Brown has been calling games since 1985, though not consistently. He coached the New York Knicks 1982-1987 and worked as a broadcaster until 2002, when the Memphis Grizzlies hired him as their new head coach. He returned to the booth after his resignation in 2005, and has most recently called games with Mike Breen for ABC. Given his experience and knowledge of the game, he’s one of the better broadcasters out there.
Hollins was a center for the LA Clippers from 2012-2014, and currently serves as an analyst for ESPN. Early reports had indicated that he was one of many names in the mix to replace Bowen.
Miller has held numerous broadcasting positions since 1987, and became the first female analyst to call a nationally televised NBA game in 1996 while working for TBS. Though she’s currently a sidelines reporter for TNT, she’s no stranger to the booth, as she’s also recently worked as an analyst for NBA TV.
According to the article, Kristina Pink and Jaime Maggio will both be returning as sideline reporters as well.
There is no active schedule available in regards to who will be calling which games with Lawler, or if it will be a set or sporadic rotation. Either way, fans will be able to enjoy a wide variety of voices and personalities this season, paired with Lawler’s own iconic style.