The announcement was made today, with Lawler the only inductee for his work in radio. Clippers fans have grown accustomed to hearing his "Lawlerisms", as phrases such as "Bingo" and "fasten your seat-belts" have become a big part of Clippers culture. With the recent run of success, the team has enjoyed a spotlight as a nationally covered team, which has probably lead to this long overdue recognition. As the longtime voice of the Los Angeles Clippers, he has been the once constant for the otherwise constantly changing Clippers. Although most of his work these days is as a television broadcaster, he continues his work on the radio when Clippers games are not locally broadcast.
Full List of Honorees:
Motion Pictures: Bradley Cooper, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Kurt Russell, Ashley Judd, Toshiro Mifune
Television: Kathy Bates, Tracy Morgan, Allison Janney, David Duchovny, Rob Lowe, Debra Messing, Roma Downey, Barbara Bain, Gary Sinise, William S. Paley
Radio: Ralph Lawler
Live Theatre/Live Performance: Kevin Hart, Angelica Maria, Harvey Fierstein