7. Chick Hearn

It was the spoken word that made Chick Hearn such a part of Lakers history. He was the team's only broadcaster in Los Angeles until his death at age 85 in 2002. When the team moved from Minneapolis in 1960, he was instrumental in introducing professional basketball to Southern California sports fans.<br>
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It was the spoken word that made Chick Hearn such a part of Lakers history. He was the team's only broadcaster in Los Angeles until his death at age 85 in 2002. When the team moved from Minneapolis in 1960, he was instrumental in introducing professional basketball to Southern California sports fans.

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