HANG TIME NEW JERSEY — For NBA fans like us, there’s nothing better than League Pass. Having the ability to watch every game every night (and then again the next day) is heaven.
Of course, with local broadcasts, you get local broadcasters, which can be good and bad. It can be good, because these guys know their teams better than most national broadcasters. It can be bad, because these guys love their teams more than most national broadcasters. And they’re usually not afraid to show that love.
Air Check is where we highlight the best and worst of NBA broadcasts.
Back on Dec. 2, Tim Duncan hit what would turn out to be the game-winner against the Hawks. But he left a little bit of time on the clock. And it was exactly how much time that Spurs play-by-play man Bill Land had a problem with…
VIDEO: Spur Tim Duncan hits a late jumper
In case you don’t get it, it’s a reference to Derek Fisher‘s shot from Game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference semifinals, which came after a Duncan shot from a spot not far from where he hit this one.
It’s been a rough start to the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. So you will excuse Austin Carr if he gets a little excited about this sequence that results in a pair of free throws for Tristan Thompson.
VIDEO: Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson turns defense to offense
Fred McLeod‘s reaction to Carr’s sermon is pretty great. That’s also the first time I’ve heard McLeod with the “leather sandwich that doesn’t taste very good” call.
Their record was what?
There’s something a bit off with the way Lakers play-by-play man Bill Macdonald cited the Raptors’ records (last season and this season) on Sunday…
VIDEO: The Lakers play-by-play crew does their own math on NBA records
Four FOR 19? Six FOR 12? Huh? Like they’ve won six of their 12 games? How does an NBA play-by-play guy possible describe a team’s record like this?