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Q+A Marv Albert

April 28, 2003
April 28, 2003

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April 28, 2003

Motor Sports

Q+A Marv Albert

The 59-year-old Yesss!!! man is in his fifth decade calling NBA
games. He's working the playoffs on TNT with Mike Fratello.

This is an article from the April 28, 2003 issue Original Layout

SI: What's the most exciting event you've covered?

Albert: It's a tie between the Rangers winning their first
Stanley Cup in 54 years in 1994 and the Dream Team taking the
floor in the 1992 Olympics.

SI: You called your first Knicks game in '63 after Marty Glickman
said he was caught in a Paris snowstorm. Does it even snow in
Paris?

Albert: I think Marty made that up to give me an opportunity. Or
he just didn't want to do that game.

SI: Your brothers [Al and Steve] and a son [Kenny] are also
sportscasters. Are the Alberts the Bushes or the Kennedys of
sports broadcasting?

Albert: We're closer to the Marx Brothers.

SI: Dick Stockton insists he was a year behind you at Syracuse,
but according to your bio, he's somehow several years older than
you. Have you found a secret for maintaining youth?

Albert: When you get older, there are memory lapses. Dick has
probably suffered more than anyone I know.

SI: Is it true that when doctors woke you from your car accident
last April and asked if you knew what season it was, you answered
"baseball"?

Albert: Yes.

SI: You once split a best-of-10 Ping-Pong series with Dr. J. Why
didn't you play a best of 11?

Albert: Julius just had enough.

SI: Who won when you played NBA commissioner David Stern?

Albert: He beat me four games to three. He's very tricky. A lot
of spin.

SI: Are you glad you consented to this interview?

Albert: I'm thrilled.

SI: I was fishing for a "Yesss!!!"

Albert: All right: Yesss!!! --P.M.

For more from Marv Albert, go to si.com/scorecard.

COLOR PHOTO: MANNY MILLAN (ALBERT) Ponged with Dr. J!