Finally, we can step away from the rumors for a few minutes to report some legitimate news.
ESPN is reporting that the Lakers TV play-by-play team next season will be comprised of Bill MacDonald and Stu Lantz, who will cover all of the Fox Sports West and KCAL 9 games.
Also announced today, last year’s sideline reporter, John Ireland, will join Mychal Thompson on 710 ESPN for all the Lakers radio broadcasts next season.
For most of Laker Nation, this comes as a little bit of a surprise, as many expected Spero Dedes, the well-liked Lakers radio play-by-play announcer, to slide into that open TV spot for this coming season.
According to the L.A. Daily News, the Lakers lost Dedes to the New York Knicks, where he will serve as their TV play-by-play announcer and be given the flexibility to continue doing College Basketball and NFL broadcasts.