Ralph Lawler, One Of The NBA’s Most Iconic Voices, Will Retire After This Season

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Ralph Lawler, One Of The NBA’s Most Iconic Voices, Will Retire After This Season

“The Lob, the jam!”

“Oh me oh my!”

“Bingo!”

“First to 100 wins, it’s the law.”

Whether you like him or not, you have to admit that he’s one of the league’s most iconic voices.

Now, Los Angeles Clippers’ broadcaster of 39 years, Ralph Lawler, announced that the 2018-19 season will be the final one of his career.

 

“My wife Jo and I have grappled with this decision annually for 15 years. I now realize that I have spent half of my 80 years as a part of this team. The Clippers are a big part of my life’s DNA,” said Lawler. “Yet, it is important that we have some ‘life after basketball.’ The current ownership and management team has been so supportive, and we are forever grateful for our years with the Clippers. I cannot express how much I appreciate the fans. I am looking forward to thanking as many of them as possible in person during this final season.”

 

When the coming season will be in the books, Lawler will be 81-years old, and more than deserving of retirement.

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer announced that the team’s final regular season game on April 10th against the Utah Jazz, which will also be Ralph Lawler night.

 

“Ralph Lawler isn’t just the voice of the team, he has been the heart and soul of the Clippers. Ralph has lived every single moment with this team and been an essential connection between us and our fans, who rightfully adore him. We will treasure every moment with Ralph and his wife Jo this season, and miss him incredibly next year. I’m looking forward to celebrating Ralph and his legacy, and want to sincerely thank him for everything that he has done for and meant to this team. His will be large shoes to fill.”

 

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