We have the Phoenix Suns
- Connie Hawkins
- CLEM HASKINS
- Paul Silas
- We're playing in the "Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum"
- There's apparently a live band somewhere in the stands, with an active drummer
We have the Atlanta Hawks
- Wearing those Blue and Green uniforms
- THE PISTOL
- Gopher star Lou Hudson
The NBA was entering an era of "shit." I'm not using that word as a negative assessment of play...it's a direct quote from many a professional basketball player in the coming decade. The ABA will continue to make inroads. The NBA gets swankier. Enforcers will rule the day. Fights-a-plenty.
But forget about that for a moment, and let's take in some Keith quotes from this game.
"You give Maravich room and he'll burn ya."
"Remember, following this ballgame, the North/South Shrine Football CLASSIC at the Orange Bowl."
"Well, this...is just careless." (Keith on a turnover)
"Here's Clem Haskins, who's been a dandy."
"The attendance, 10,136 and they're all yellin' right now."
"Hustlin' Clem Haskins gets the bucket."
Isn't this strange? Actually, it shouldn't be: the announcer doing his job, insight added but not overdone, and you're left to enjoy the game. Who on this earth would televise a pro game THAT way?