Tribute to Chick Hearn
Victor Carbajal emailed me his Lakers Tattoo and for the first time I see a Lakers fan with a tattoo to rival my own. My favorite part is the tribute to Chick Hearn “This game’s in the refrigerator, the door’s closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard, and the jello’s jigglin”. I remember watching games at home with my dad and muting the tv broadcast so we could listen to Chick Hearn on the radio. Chick was the Lakers broadcaster for over 40 years. He had an incredible streak of 3,338 consecutive Lakers games called. Going 36 years without missing a day of work makes Chick Hearn the greatest fan of all time! I have long since wanted to add something do with Chick Hearn, The Forum, Magic Johnson, Dr. Jerry Buss, and all the old Hall of Fame players. Until I do that I consider Victor Carbajal’s tattoo to equal my own and for that I give him some mad props!
Did you know Chick Hearn coined the phrases: Air-Ball, Dribble-Drive, Finger Roll, Give and Go, SLAM DUNK, and Triple-Double. Among many others.
There is only one game that Chick Hearn put in the refrigerator and the team came back. I listened to the game. We will leave it at that.
Chick Hearn has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star located at 6755 Hollywood Blvd.
His real name is Francis Dayle Hearn, but he will always be Chick in the hearts of Laker fans.