Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a bronze statue of their late play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn today before Game 2 of their playoff series with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 5000 pound, 16 foot tall statue went on display today outside of Staples Center. It joins other statues of Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson and Oscar De La Hoya.
Chick's wife, Marge, was there for the unveiling today. Former Lakers Byron Scott, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were there as well as General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
This is something that was long overdue. Chick Hearn may be one of the greatest sports broadcasters of all time. He made watching games a pleasure. Laker fans miss you Chicky Baby.