National Basketball Association. Broadcasting legend Marv Albert last signed today, his last words being a simple “good night” to his legion of fans.
Albert, whose 55-year career was marked by his trademark “Yes!” When someone made a crucial jump shot, he ended his career with TNT, as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The 80-year-old Brooklyn native was the longtime voice of the New York Knicks, beginning in 1963 and lasting through the team’s championship years in 1969 and 1973. He also called on the New Jersey Nets basketball games. , New York Rangers hockey, as well as soccer, horse racing, boxing, and tennis.
Albert, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, has called up nine NBA Finals, seven Stanley Cup Finals and eight Super Bowls. He was also a co-host and reporter for two World Series and convened the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
Albert’s brothers, Alabama and Steve, and a son, Kenny, are also play-by-play sportscasters.
“I wish I was starting over. It has been a great joy. So, for the last time, thank you very much for watching. I’m Marv Albert giving thanks and good night, ”Albert said in his last farewell to TNT.
Check out the Reggie Miller tribute and Albert’s last words on the air below.
“You gave him the game of basketball with your voice.” ✊
Hall of Fame announcer Marv Albert wraps up a legendary career. pic.twitter.com/4ONADiRqOo
– NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 4, 2021