According to Variety, beloved longtime L.A. Clippers play-by-play man Ralph Lawler is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 77-year-old Illinois native has been the voice of the Clippers since the franchise moved from Buffalo to San Diego in 1978. Lawler has called over 2,800 Clippers games and is currently the NBA's third-longest tenured broadcaster trailing only Phoenix's Al McCoy and Detroit's George Blaha.
Los Angeles area sports broadcasters already with places on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are former Laker play-by play guy Chick Hearn, current Kings PBP man Bob Miller and (arguably) earth's greatest living human, Vin Scully. Lawler's star will be the 2,575th to be added to the Walk of Fame, and will be located near a sports bar on Vine. Doc Rivers is also expected to attend the ceremony on the morning of March 3rd.
Prior to his 37 seasons (and counting) with the Clippers, Lawler also broadcasted games for the Philadelphia Phillies, 76ers and Flyers as well as the San Diego Chargers and San Diego Conquistadors of the ABA.
Well deserved, Ralph.