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Thunder TV announcers are not smart and make up things”¦

Back when I was a college student I had some class where you had to recite the first 18 lines or something to The Canterbury Tales in old English.  The teacher told us if you got to a part that you couldn’t remember, the best strategy was to simply make something up.  Well, apparently Brian Davis and Grant Long took the same class.  Check out the YouTube video below.

Here’s the deal.  I’m not expecting the Thunder to trot out Marv Albert and the Czar of the Telestrator for their low rated telecasts, but can’t we at least get someone in here that knows a little bit about the NBA and doesn’t lie about things and make up random facts?  Or better yet, an announcer that watches the game and doesn’t scream “check that” and “stickman” every minute?

I say we go steal Bob Licht. He knows Oklahoma City, was a decent announcer and probably wants to get out of New Orleans.  Or maybe they could hire Brandon Chatmon.  That would be to the Hizeeeeeee.


  1. oh no, something else you and Traber agree on! first it’s Steve Hunt now this. that being said, i agree.

  2. West Coast basketball players are more suited to the NBA- Grant Long
    Kevin Durant- Hometown: Washington D.C. Kobe Bryant- Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Michael Jordan Hometown: Wilmington, N.C. LeBron James Hometown: Akron, Ohio etc.

  3. Puts you in league with traber. He’s always bagging on Brian Davis as well, except he called him Greg Davis. If you’re going to have one of your grade school spats, learn the name at least. Think Greg Dabvis stood him up for the show or something.
    I think they’re ok, but it gots Thunder fever.

  4. Get off of Grant and Brian’s back! They do a fine job. They were just trying to fill some dead air at the end of a blowout. What they were saying was correct in general terms if not precise numerical terms. BTW, what kind of loser videos his television so he can post it on youtube with pop up video captions to point out misspeak by the announcers in the last 20 seconds of the game. Get a life!

    • A handsome loser?

      And actually, they were not correct in ‘general terms.” They were wrong. Now get back to washing Brian’s car.

  5. Brian Davis drives me crazy. From his incorrect grammar (Thunder is plural people, look up the rules) to calling our guys by the wrong name. He constantly calls Durant by the names Ibaka and Green. Against the Celtics, he even called KD “Garnett.” I’m not expecting the best, but I’d like better than the worst.

    I really like Grant Long, though. I like how much of a homer he is and that he gets just as excited about the team as I do.

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