Legendary broadcaster Marv Albert says farewell as 55-year career comes to an end

Marv Albert, Hall of Fame N.B.A. Sportscaster, Is Retiring - The New York Times

The Eastern Conference finals are over, and Marv Albert has officially called the last game of a legendary 55-year broadcasting career.

The TNT play-by-play man announced in May he planned to retire at the conclusion of the Eastern Conference finals, the final games on TNT’s NBA schedule. He has held firm on those plans, so that meant it was time to say goodbye after the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks in six games.

Since 1967, Albert’s voice has been a fixture of New York Knicks and national NBA games, as well as football, hockey, boxing, horse racing and tennis. His career spanned seven decades and the careers of players including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, not to mention his current co-workers Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal.

Marv Albert says goodbye

Miller, Albert’s color commentator, led the farewell following Game 6, with a montage of Albert’s career playing as the man reflected on his career.