Here’s some interesting news on a Lakers broadcasting front; long time former Utah Jazz commentator, “Hot” Rod Hundley will be filling in on the TV broadcast for Stu Lantz, who will be missing a six game stretch while his wife recovers from surgery.
Hot Rod, retired from the booth last season, he’s commonly regarded as the “Voice of the Jazz”, whom the Lakers will be (ironically enough) playing tomorrow. Hundley, 75, has deep Lakers roots, playing six season with us. He started his broadcasting career along side Chick Hearn. A legend being the mic, Hundley called over 3,000 for the Jazz. TLN readers might remember Hundley from our Podcast.
For those who listen to the radio broadcast, Mychal Thompson will be missing two games, Friday against Minnesota and Saturday at Utah due to the unfortunate death in the family. Luke Walton will be replacing M.T. alongside Spero Dedes. You probably went back and re-read that. No typo there, we didn’t mean Bill Walton and not someone else coincidentally named Luke Walton. Make sure to hear our injured small forward in what could be on the job training for his post-player basketball career. Way to put people on the payroll to work! If he’s anything like his father, it could be the greatest commentating job in the history of Western civilization…
On behalf of TheLakersNation.com and Lakers fans accross the world, we would like to wish Mrs. Lantz a speedy recovery and send our condolences to the Thompson family.