By Jeff Case
For 37 years, Ralph Lawler has been the voice of the Los Angeles Clippers. For many years, he plied his craft in a form of NBA anonymity as the Clippers were routinely one of the worst teams in the league. But since Blake Griffin’s debut season in 2010-11, the Clippers have risen in profile and many of Lawler’s trademark calls (such as “the lob … the jam!” and “Bingo!” after made 3-pointers) have become more popular.
The Clippers paid tribute to Lawler on what was called “Ralph Lawler Day” and, as such, Griffin and teammats such as Paul Pierce, J.J. Redick, DeAndre Jordan and Cole Aldrich did a few Lawler-isms …
VIDEO: Clippers imitate Ralph Lawler
For comparison’s sake, here’s Lawler doing the originals …
VIDEO: Ralph Lawler-isms
… and while we’re at it, here’s a look at the great feature Clippers.com did on the man behind the mic:
VIDEO: Ralph Lawler Day tribute