With the end of the Eastern Conference finals, Marv Albert has also bid adieu to his legendary broadcasting career spanning over 55 years. The play-by-play man of the TNT had already announced back in May that he would be retiring at the finals of the Eastern Confluence which are also the final games on the NBA schedule for TNT.
Since there was no reason to go back on his words, the legendary broadcaster finally retired after the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks in a final over six games.
Ever since 1967, Marv Albert had been the voice of the New York Knicks along with several other NBA games- along with broadcasting several other sports like football, boxing, hockey, and tennis. The broadcasting career of Albert went on through seven decades, peppered with several superstars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan as well LeBron James. These legends couple with his current colleagues- Shaquille O’ Neal, Charles Barkley, and Reggie Miller.
Marv Albert says goodbye
Reggie Miller, the color commentator for Marv Albert initiated the farewell following the last game. The farewell began with a montage of the career Albert. Albert himself stated that his mind was buzzing with thoughts at the last game- for this was his last broadcast. There had been several things that went through his mind- most of all the good fortune to be doing what he loved the most.
The broadcaster then went on to thank his co-worker Reggie Miller, stating that it was an absolute pleasure working with the Hall of Famer. Next, he thanked the crew at TNT, without whom his career wouldn’t have been as legendary as it turned out to be.
In one of the interviews- a series of interviews with the crew called ‘Inside the NBA’ Marv Albert mentioned that he was planning on spending his retirement by traveling with his wife Heather. The plan also included visiting his children, watching TV series, and reading a lot.