Anonymous
Two weeks ago

Iconic commentary lines

I was just thinking the other day what an enjoyable piece of commentary this was:

The situation: CJ Bruton, in his rookie season with Perth, hits a half court bank shot. It might've actually been his first game. I think at the Glasshouse.

Commentary: "...a half court prayer! Do you mind!?"

I particularly liked the "do you mind" part of the comment. Not sure what that actually means in the context of a great play but it stuck with me.

Any other iconic pieces of commentary that others can remember?

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Cram  
Two weeks ago

"This is grand theft basketball"

Stephen Quartermain after Lanard Copeland hit a game winning 3 against the Magic in 93.

The whole sequence actually was awesome.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two weeks ago

Anything Dwayne Russell has ever said

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Hoot  
Two weeks ago

"The Perth Wildcats are you 1990 NBL Champions"
“The Perth Wildcats are you 1991 NBL Champions”
“The Perth Wildcats are you 1995 NBL Champions”
“The Perth Wildcats are you 2000 NBL Champions”
“The Perth Wildcats are you 2010 NBL Champions”
“The Perth Wildcats are you 2014 NBL Champions”
“The Perth Wildcats are you 2016 NBL Champions”
“The Perth Wildcats are you 2017 NBL Champions”

All pretty iconic in my book.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I used to like it when Quarters called the gaze to Copeland alley pop.

Also when he said "sensational"

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Hoot  
Two weeks ago

*your.

Damn it, too eager to throw shade. Haha

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Hand Down - Man Down
Mamma there goes that Man
3 Ball - Corner Pocket

Mark Jackson

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

*gobble gurgle slurp*

Dwayne Russell when interviewing Chris Goulding

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AKA  
Two weeks ago

"Bang"
"Blocked by James"
- Mike Breen

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Craig  
Two weeks ago

'Excuse me, I have a meeting with the rim'
'You know my work!'
- Mark Jackson

'Kapaya!'
- Jeff Turner
(for anyone who bothers watching Orlando)

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Nowitzki puts it up...... and puts it in!!!!

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MACDUB  
Two weeks ago

Mike Breen is the best commentator even. Breen and Mark Jackson together is pure ecstasy.

Hubie Brown is annoying (may be an unpopular opinion)- because he points out obvious stuff and always constantly says "in the painted area".

Iconic for all the wrong reasons is the Sac Kings commentator who always says what I think is the most annoying line so much so that I switch off any highlights with him commentating. He always says: "if you don't like that, then you don't like NBA basketball!".

Austin Carr the Cavs commentator is one of the best as well - his calls on Lebron's plays have been amazing. Doesn't really repeat a line from what I can remember but comes up with so many entertaining calls and the way he calls it.

P.s. if you ever get a moment, think it was Fred McLeod who called it, when Lebron dunked on Nurkic - the call on that is orgasmic - "Lebron turns the corner, INSIIIIIIIIIDE!" .."He made Nurkic a screensaver!".

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Jack Toft  
Two weeks ago

"he takes the shot from outside the arc.....Oh....it's rimmed out. He's seen a lot of rim action this game and not much to show for it"

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Jasmine  
Two weeks ago

This game is in the refrigerator. The door's closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard and the jello’s jigglin'.

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johnnysack  
Two weeks ago

When the NBL was on ABC in the late 90s or early 00s.

I paraphrase:

"Brett Wheeler and Paul Rees - two-headed monster, goin' at it..."

Classic!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Ralph Lawler (LA clippers): "the lob... The jam!" to describe alley oops

"Bingo!" When a guy hits a 3.

I think the enjoyment I get is his voice and delivery as much as the actual phrases

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

How bad is that NBA Beau guy doing the NBL Top Ten?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I'm impressed that he knows all our player nicknames. Or do we ghostwrite his script for him?

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Probably.

How about that Clippers dude "Oh me oh my!"

John Casey ending closing sentences with "here on Fox Sports" back in the day.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

John Casey drinking game:

https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/10653-the-john-casey-drinking-game/

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Camel 31  
Two weeks ago

' Call the police.......... they've stolen it .'
Dwayne Russell after Adelaide's biggest come back ever , about 2 years ago ...

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Driver  
Two weeks ago

"Yes" Marv Albert

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Homicide last season... "Adelaide, they come, they come and they come down your throat". Umm what now Corey?

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twenty four  
Two weeks ago

'User-friendly roll'
'Non-preferred left hand'

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Mock  
Two weeks ago

OUTSTANDING post Hoot!

Another good one was "CJ...is B L O C K E D by Redhage, ooOHOOHOHOOHOHO!"

"The Perth Wildcats are your 2018 NBL Champions" and "another finals MVP for Bryce Cotton" are also going to be LIT.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

*just after Beal hits a deep 3*

"Anywhere withinside half court Jermaine Beal is going to be jacking... "

*Beal gets a steal mid sentence*


"...it up, he strips it away. He'll pull up again in transition. JERMAINE BEAL!"

______________

Beals record night was one of the best basketball moments I've seen live, particularly that sequence of back to back 3s. I just love the timing of the commentator saying he'll be jacking up anything inside half court, immediately before Beal steals it back and pulls up for a 3 on the fast break instead of driving to the hoop

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"PANDEMONIUM! ABSOLUTE SCENES! THE BREAKERS HAVE WON THEIR FOURTH TITLE IN FIVE YEARS!"

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Ask and ye shall receive"

Tragardh.

Just kidding. Everything he says is annoying.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Someone tell Heal the word trifecta isn't a basketball term. We know he loves the punt but leave it out of the commentary.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Go back to ye grandmas basement

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Beals record night was one of the best basketball moments I've seen live, particularly that sequence of back to back 3s. I just love the timing of the commentator saying he'll be jacking up anything inside half court, immediately before Beal steals it back and pulls up for a 3 on the fast break instead of driving to the hoop

"

A great night. There's a good video on YouTube with all his made shots from that game. Adam Papalia was good and should be brought back.

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MACDUB  
Two weeks ago

Breen: "Cleveland is a city of champions once again".

My god that is one of the best moments - seeing that 3-1 choke happen and the whole building is in absolute shock and silence; and an emotional Cavs team on the other side.

Those are the types of moments in sports that stay with you forever.

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robt  
Two weeks ago

From cricket: ...and he's hit that TOWARDS THE FENCE!

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Perf Werld  
Two weeks ago

"Remarkable. No Naitanui, no Gaff, no Sheppard. Concede the first five goals. It's one of the great grand finals and one of the great victories. They've got a brand new stadium, a big one, and they're going to put a big flag up there in a moment because the eagle has landed!"
{siren sounds}
{sporting world erupts in celebration}

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MACDUB  
Two weeks ago

Perf Werld,

{siren sounds}
{sporting fans of a purely domestic sport in the western seaboard of Australia erupt in celebration}*

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MACDUB  
Two weeks ago

;)

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Nice! and completely accurate MACDUB.

Who came up with the term Violet Crumbles for the Kings? Commentator or journalist? Anybody remember? Now that's iconic.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Not really commentary from a game but I'll never forget when Eddie McGuire suggested that Adam Goodes be used to promote King Kong, only days after he was speaking out against a fan who called goodes an ape.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

RIP Stuart Scott
"Cool as the other side of the pillow" "Booyah"

Dick Vitale "Twelve for 23... It doesn't take a genius to see that's under 50 percent.

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Sirjump  
Two weeks ago

An old favourite:

"Kukoc for the winnnnn......ITS GOOD!!!!"

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Anonymous  
Last week

"that's like leaving your wife alone with Brad Pitt" - cam tragardh

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