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5 lesser known facts about the Lakers

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant (Image courtesy: clutchpoints.com)
Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant (Image courtesy: clutchpoints.com)
Shadab Akhtar Rabbani

#2 Chick Hearn

Chick Hearn Dead At 85
Chick Hearn - A legend of the Lakers

There are a few people who stick around a team through their thick and thin, provide them motivational support. Chick Hearn was one of them. Called the 'voice of the Lakers', Chick served them as the play-by-play broadcaster for close to four decades.

He is synonymous with the prestige and fame that comes with the Lakers franchise. He has broadcast 3,338 consecutive Lakers' games since November 21st, 1965. Not only does he have a jersey with a mike and name hanging in the rafters next to the great players in Staples Center but he also has a statue outside the arena.

He passed away on August 5, 2002.

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