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Chickhearn
Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn
(November 27, 1916 – August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster. Known primarily as the long-time play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, Hearn was remembered for his rapid fire, staccato broadcasting style, inventing colorful phrases such as slam dunk, air ball, and no harm, no foul that have become common basketball vernacular, and for broadcasting 3,338 consecutive Lakers games starting on November 21, 1965. Additionally, Hearn started the now-common tradition of estimating the distance of shots taken.

For Disney, he voiced the Announcer in the 1987 animated featurette Sport Goofy in Soccermania.

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