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Chick Hearn

American basketball sportscaster

Died when: 85 years 251 days (1028 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Chick Hearn

Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn (November 27, 1916 – August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster who was the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 41 years.

Hearn is 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.

Hearn broadcast 3,338 consecutive Lakers games starting on November 21, 1965.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.

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