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Ralph Lawler: The Clippers Will Be Better Than Ever

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The NBA season starts Tuesday night the 29th with the Clippers and the Lakers. The voice of the Clippers is Ralph Lawler, who is about to start his 35th season calling Clipper games.

Fun facts about Ralph Lawler (Source: Wikipedia)

Ralph is the television and radio voice of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Clippers. Going back to the franchise's six-year stint in San Diego (1978–84), Lawler has broadcast virtually every Clippers game since the franchise moved from Buffalo, New York in 1978, whether it be radio and/or television. There were only two seasons when Lawler did not serve as the team's primary play-by-play broadcaster-1981-82 (Jerry Gross) and 1984-85 (Eddie Doucette)- before becoming the full-time voice once again in 1985-86.

Although the Clippers have been among the worst NBA franchises (they have had only five non-losing seasons during Lawler's tenure as announcer), Lawler has continued to provide Clippers fans with his award-winning enthusiastic commentary, which has made him a fan favorite. He has broadcast more than 2,500 Clippers games, including more than 1,600 consecutive games. He reached the 2,500-game milestone in a game versus the Boston Celtics, on February 26, 2011.

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