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It's impossible to work under conditions where they confused negativity with objectivity. You can't fool the fans.
There's a fine line between physical and thug ball, and the Knicks have crossed the line on occasion.
In radio, you are the game, so to speak - you have to describe every aspect. In TV, I've always felt less is more, and it's really a question of my setting up the color analyst more than anything else.
Game calls can't be just, 'Oh, by the way,' as part of a larger discussion.
I was a Knicks fan of the Kenny Sears-Carl Braun-Jim Baechtold vintage. I was even their ball boy when I was a teenager.
I would never scream at my kids, never raise my voice. But as they often tell me, they were so well behaved that screaming was not necessary.
In 1957, I was a 16-year-old office boy for the Dodgers.
My on-the-court game was ordinary. I had a jumper but needed screens. I could go right but not left.
My strong game was ping pong. Relentless... steady.
As much as I enjoy TV, I've always loved radio. And I love doing the NFL games, the Monday night games, on radio. Because you are the game. I really enjoyed calling basketball and hockey on the radio, but the presentation is more specific - you're talking all the time.
Looking back at the announcers I've always respected, they usually started out with radio before TV. It's such a wonderful testing ground, and I grew up where radio was more significant because there weren't as many games on television. I used to listen particularly to Marty Glickman and Les Keiter, the people who did the Knicks at the time.
There are people in New York who feel I should have more of a hometown approach. I feel we have to be a mirror and reflect what's happening on the court.
To me, doing the Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona for NBC, just seeing the Dream Team take the floor, was a thrill for me. I don't think there was another team in any sport with that high level of athletes playing together.
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