A tribute to basketball's greatest announcer

As the century turned, my Lakers fandom compelled me to use the archaic power of magnetic tape and rabbit-ears antennae (thank you KCAL) to memorialize Chick Hearn. I taped games on VHS, logged the runtime when he said something memorable, then compiled my favorite sound bites onto cassette audio tape.

The resulting compilation is approximately 13 minutes long and will elicit tears of glory from most Lakers fans.

--Est Nyboer

Play it and weep