Video encyclopedia

Chick Hearn



chick hearn exclusive video



Vintage Lakers (Chick Hearn)



2002-05-20 Lakers - Chick Hearn wraps up his final "TV" broadcast in West Final vs Kings



Kobe Bryant interviewed by Chick Hern after 1st NBA start



AIRBALL! Slam Dunk! all started with Chick Hearn

Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn was an American sportscaster. Known primarily as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, Hearn was remembered for his rapid fire, staccato broadcasting style, associated with colorful phrases such as slam dunk, air ball, and no harm, no foul that have become common basketball vernacular, and for broadcasting 3,338 consecutive Lakers games starting on November 21, 1965. Additionally, Hearn started the now common tradition of estimating the distance of shots taken. Of note is that most of Hearn's games in the television era were simulcast on both radio and television, even after most teams chose to use different announcers for the different media.
  • Other accidental deaths from falls 

  • Personal 

  • Also related