The Boston Celtics fell just two wins short of making the NBA finals this season, but two franchise legends got a shoutout during the championship series.
Announcers Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman received praise from the ABC broadcast crew calling Game 3 between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.
It started with a graphic detailing a list of players with the most Finals games under their belt, with Heinsohn and LeBron James tied at 52 each.That presented an opportunity to hype up Heinsohn.
“Want to say hello to Tommy Heinsohn, who has had just the most magnificent NBA career, as a player, as a coach, and now a broadcaster with the Celtics,” play-by-play man Mike Breen said, via Boston.com.
Jeff Van Gundy added, “People don’t remember, a championship coach as well. I love his broadcasts. I love listening to him and Mike Gorman.”
Mark Jackson called the Celtics broadcast duo “legends,” and we couldn’t agree more.