ESPN Classic is showing old NBA playoff broadcasts. During a showing of a 1984 game, I thought I recognized the commentator's voice. It was a simple, professional broadcast, featuring solid commentary and analysis on the game, and was fairly critical. Where had I heard the voice before?
And suddenly...no way...I realized...IT'S DICK VITALE!
It was a calm, clear, professional broadcast.
There was no screaming, shouting, or yelling. No catchphrases. No exaggerated praise for players, coaches, or programs.
It was just regular commentary and analysis on a basketball game.
So when did Dick Vitale construct the Identity he is known for now?