TNT doesn't give reason to laugh

TNT doesn't give reason to laugh

There are 13 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 28, 2009, titled TNT doesn't give reason to laugh. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Thursday was the first time TNT's NBA broadcast didn't make me laugh. The news about Doug Collins ' wife being ill in the hospital, mixed with the beautiful, but somber, feature story on retired NBA player Rodney Rogers , who was paralyzed six months ago, didn't make it seem appropriate to feel excited about basketball.

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steve godfrey

Orlando, FL

#3 May 28, 2009
marv albert is definitely pulling for cleveland, he gets very excited when cleveland scores, but merely states the score when the magic score. he is not a good sports caster in my opinion. also known to back bite.
Spencer

Cleveland, OH

#5 May 29, 2009
You guys sound like Cleveland fans.

First of all, everybody in the TNT booth is giving the Magic the edge. It's not like theyre sitting there harping on how the Cleveland is coming back and the Magic are going to choke.

Of course, the pregame analysis is all about what Cleveland has to do to win because they're the ones that have to adjust.

Don't know if you were paying attention to the whole Obama thing, but people are entertained and drawn to change. TNT's job is to entertain and draw people. Do the math.

And what are they really going to say about the Magic besides do the same thing they did and be mentally tough. That'll fill about a minute of air time even with color filler from Charles.

I can almost guarantee you that Marv has a soft spot for Cleveland and Lebron since Game 5 against the Pistons is one of his most remembered calls. But how does that affect either team?
Orlando Resident

Melbourne, FL

#6 May 29, 2009
You are delusional if you think any national sportscaster are "pulling" for the Magic. But despite all the garbage they try to throw at the Magic they have come back time and time again against adversity. Disrespect is a great motivator.

Since: Mar 07

Orlando, FL

#7 May 29, 2009
These guys are thinking about their own wallets.

The more popular the NBA is (Lebron Kobe Final), that more money for TNT, therefore more money available for their next contracts.

They are simply rooting for the own pay raise.
Spencer

Cleveland, OH

#8 May 29, 2009
420greg wrote:
These guys are thinking about their own wallets.
The more popular the NBA is (Lebron Kobe Final), that more money for TNT, therefore more money available for their next contracts.
They are simply rooting for the own pay raise.
How can you ignore that they all basically said Lebron can't do that for three straight games, so the Magic are probably going to win?

Maybe deep down they'd rather have Lebron win, but that sure doesnt seem to be getting in the way of them picking the magic to win.
How do people simply ignore reality?
Rev Regunthal Thigmetius

Orlando, FL

#9 May 29, 2009
I hope Dwight, Hedo, and Rashard put LeBrick and his squad down on Sat! Lets go Magic!!!!
Art

Valrico, FL

#10 May 29, 2009
Magic in 6 period!
nantu

Eustis, FL

#13 May 29, 2009
Turk, Rashard Lewis, Alston, Petrius, Johnson - all shoot 3 pointers with no commments from the TNT boys. King James shoots one and Marv Loud Mouth goes bongo - BUT, they're not rooting for the Cavs - right! Just like the refs` aren't giving it to the Cavs. GO MAGIC and let's hope the Lakers lose so the refs and Marv can really see what real basketball looks like.
Darren

Charlottesville, VA

#14 May 29, 2009
Don't know if you were paying attention to the whole Obama thing, but people are entertained and drawn to change. TNT's job is to entertain and draw people. Do the math.
Yeah, Obama's working out sooo well. Quadrupled the national debt, government owning banks, insurance companies, and now a car dealership. Why shouldn't the government control sports?...like college football or NBA playoffs.
Witness

Chesterfield, MO

#15 May 29, 2009
Are you kidding me?? The ONLY thing that TNT has talked about the whole series is Orlando. Give me a freaking break. Kenny and Charles both hate Cleveland because they hated playing here when they were players. Charles hates Cleveland because he ran his big fat drunk mouth in a bar and got into a fight. He's a drunk. Soooo...you're badly delusioned if you think Charles and Kenny were talking about the Cavs the whole time. They're showing clips of Orlando fans...not Cavs fans. Give it a rest.
Manny San Miguel

United States

#16 May 29, 2009
The nerve!

The ONLY reason why TNT is talking about Orlando is... because Orlando was ahead 3-1 in this series; THEY HAD NO CHOICE!
Before the Magic showed their true colors, EVERYBODY, except for Charles Barkley was picking Cleveland to win, EASILY!
NOW, they have to backtrack.
El Diablo

Winter Park, FL

#17 May 29, 2009
The NBA obviously is trying hard to get a Lebron vs Kobe series. Will they run those stupid Nike TV spots if it's a Denver vs Orlando final? can't wait for both of them to be watching it from their home!
Van Gundys Mustache

Winter Haven, FL

#18 May 29, 2009
Lebron has his own puppet. Puppets are cute and scary. Marv Albert may like to play with puppets in the bedroom.

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