Top 12 Quotes & Sayings by Chick Hearn

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Chick Hearn

Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn 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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Anybody who doesn't think I want the Lakers to win is a fool. But I'm no homer.
I do something that I don't think anyone else does. I warm up before a game. Baseball and basketball players warm up, so why shouldn't the announcer warm up?
I always like to pretend two things: one, I'm sitting in the seat beside you watching the game together. I'll say, 'Wasn't that a great shot? Boy, it sure was.' The other thing I do is pretend I'm talking to people who are non-sighted. I try to create a word picture. I get more mail from blind people thanking me.
You can't please everybody all the time, but you can please a majority. — © Chick Hearn
You can't please everybody all the time, but you can please a majority.
I've got to be right on top of the action, or else all those people watching the game will say, 'This guy's not very good.'
Most people can't talk as fast as I do. I'm not proud of that. That's God-given.
My work is a love for me; I'd do it for free, but don't tell my bosses.
Radio is the art form of sports casting. If you're any good, you can do a great job on radio.
The game's in the refrigerator, the door's closed, the light's out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard and the Jell-O's jiggling.
Portland can put the champagne away and get out the bottled water, 'cause that's all they're gonna drink on their way home!
Players are spoiled by charter airplanes, the finest hotels, a big per diem every day.
The dollar that's being paid the players has hurt the game. The players take advantage of coaches. The players' attitude is, "I make more than you, so don't tell me what to do."
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