NBA Twitter Sharing Clips Of The Most Inappropriate Lines From Commentators Is Why We Play The Game

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Of all the digital clicks and communities, NBA Twitter may be atop the mountain.

From trying to make sense of Kyrie’s vaccine mandate argument in real time to shooting their shots with Sonya Curry minutes after divorce news circulated, NBA Twitter does not sleep and does not disappoint.

More evidence of this came this week when a Twitter user asked the community: What’s one line from an NBA commentator you will never forget?

Here are the Hall of Fame-worthy responses:

“[Pedro] Strop is on his way out, pointing toward the heavens. We can only wonder he is asking some departed relative for forgiveness for this atrocious performance.” – Bob Costas

“You have to know when to come. So Kris does a great job, Giannis comes from behind and gets a piece of it. It’s not just when you come, it’s how hard you come.” -Doris Burke

Announcer 1: “Our sweet Lucy, at the age of 12 she was run over—“


Announcer 2: “Aw YAS!”

Announcer 1: “…in our driveway.”


Announcer 2 [elated]: “Like that!? Was she run over like that!”

Text Reads: Kinda Like, Name An NFL Equivalent For Each NBA Player.

Kevin Garnett: “Kinda Like, Name An NFL [??????] For Each NBA Player.”

Tommy Heinsohn: “I’ll tell ya, I took a look at Baynes in the shower, he looks like all of Australia…He is really… put together.”

Tommy Heinsohn goes on a rampage against the referees and urges the ref to go home to his wife because “nobody here loves him.”

Sixers announcer reincarnates as a WWE announcer after Eric Bledsoe whips the ball at Joel Embiid.

Ernie Johnson: “You know what I smash?”

Shaq [ears perk up]

Ernie Johnson: “Trix.”

[Morris shoots foul line-extended jumper]

Marv Albert: “Here’s Morris for three!”

[Scoreboard ticks up two]

Marv: “Now they’re saying he had a foot on the line.”

Charles Barkley: “Kenny gave me a vibrator.”


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