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In Focus: Brent Musburger

Musburger with Isiah Thomas after the Pistons defeated the Lakers in the 1989 NBA Finals. (VJ Lovero/SI) Musburger with Isiah Thomas after the Pistons defeated the Lakers in the 1989 NBA Finals. (VJ Lovero/SI)

By Andy Gray

Brent Musburger has been in the news the past week after his remarks about Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, during the BCS championship. Opinions vary on Musburger, but his experience is indisputable. Here is a look at the longtime announcer during his time covering the NBA.

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Brent Musburger

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Musburger dons a cowboy getup as he hosts the Russian-American basketball game special in 1973. (CBS Photo Archive) Musburger dons a cowboy getup as he hosts the Russian-American basketball game special in 1973. (CBS Photo Archive)

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Musburger talks with basketball legend Bill Russell before an NBA game in 1980. (CBS Photo Archive) Musburger talks with basketball legend Bill Russell before an NBA game in 1980. (CBS Photo Archive)

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Musburger evades champagne while interviewing Lakers head coach Pat Riley. (Richard Mackson/SI) Musburger evades champagne while interviewing Lakers head coach Pat Riley. (Richard Mackson/SI)

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Musburger interviews Larry Bird amid a crowd of Celtics players after Boston beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the 1984 NBA Finals. (Focus on Sport/Getty Images) Musburger interviews Larry Bird amid a crowd of Celtics players after Boston beat the Lakers in Game 7 of the 1984 NBA Finals. (Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

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