LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:52 pm

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bruddahmanmatt wrote:Joel is a true student of the game. You could tell Stu often wanted to keep the commentary confined to the Laker game which was taking place right in front of them but should you have missed your daily dose of ClubLakers, Joel had you covered. That guy knows EVERYTHING basketball and his knowledge base helped him to be one of the better PBP guys on the air today. His character, charisma and vocabulary were nowhere close to that of Chick's, but he was his own man with his own style and he was still a VERY GOOD commentator. FWIW, while he may have been considered the straight shooter of the two, you definitely got the sense that Joel bled P&G underneath it all the way you could hear the frustration in his voice when the Lakers would go into "stupid mode" out on the court at times. He will be dearly missed.


Completely agree with this. Regarding Stu, we all love him and he's been great but he has run his course in my opinion. His stuff is just recycled every few games, I've heard all he has to say about every situation. I also hated that he talked down to Joel so much.


WOW. You don't how much you'll miss someone until they're gone. I never knew there was that much to Joel....that knowledgable and deep. I knew I certainly grew to like his voice and style, no problems here. Although I liked Sundy too and was upset when Joel replaced him.

But really nice description of him and for the first time ever makes me think negatively of Stu. I have always felt as a Lakers color commentator he has been as good as Chick was play by play. If it was Stu that cost us Joel and Macdonald winds up not as good as Sundy or Joel that does piss me off.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby KB24 on Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:57 am

MacDonald is a wuss....thats the worst thing that could have happened to us...

I'm very angry still...
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby jonnyshevanel on Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:17 am

I am really not looking forward to this.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby kenshi1023 on Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:42 am

why not bring back Paul Sunderland

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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby solenstyle on Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:46 am

KB24 wrote:MacDonald is a wuss....thats the worst thing that could have happened to us...

I'm very angry still...


Same here man.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby cultfigure on Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:00 am

Court Sounds on FSW2 for every game...Laker brass, please look into that.

Technology really should have advanced at this point where you can mute the announcers.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby gcclaker on Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:10 pm

McDonald comes across as a used car salesman to me. He means well but...
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:14 pm

Still can't believe this is happening. Ugh.
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Your thoughts on the new Lakers broadcast crew?

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:07 pm

OK, i really think Ireland is a good guy and i'm sure MacDonald is a nice guy too but they have no business doing play by play for the Lakers. I cannot believe the drop off in talent from Myers and Spero. Sometimes i don't even look forward to Lakers games becuase i have to listen to them. I feel like they bring ZERO knowledge to the table. At least Myers had the league down cold.

Further, are both additions an indication that the new hierarchy of the Lakers, i.e. Buss Jr. is more concerned with cutting costs than winning at all costs? Like letting Odom go for nothing, something Kupchak is way too smart to do? Even that sideline reporter guy is bad.
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Re: Your thoughts on the new Lakers broadcast crew?

Postby bruddahmanmatt on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:11 pm

Lets Go Lakers wrote:OK, i really think Ireland is a good guy and i'm sure MacDonald is a nice guy too but they have no business doing play by play for the Lakers. I cannot believe the drop off in talent from Myers and Spero. Sometimes i don't even look forward to Lakers games becuase i have to listen to them. I feel like they bring ZERO knowledge to the table. At least Myers had the league down cold.

Further, are both additions an indication that the new hierarchy of the Lakers, i.e. Buss Jr. is more concerned with cutting costs than winning at all costs? Like letting Odom go for nothing, something Kupchak is way too smart to do? Even that sideline reporter guy is bad.


B**** thread about Jim Buss and LA's financial moves disguised as a rant about the broadcast crew. Clever.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Weezy on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 pm

Yes, I'm not a fan of Billy Mac at all, like I said way back in this thread, we're the Lakers, we deserve a better announcer. Ireland I actually think does a pretty decent job on the radio.
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Re: Your thoughts on the new Lakers broadcast crew?

Postby GoatMilk16 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 pm

just wait til next year

Heidi Watney is coming
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Mr_Hollywood_Line on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:16 pm

Getting rid of Joel and Stu = idiotic idea.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:17 pm

Everyone in the world knew Ireland/MacDonald would be a downgrade. The question is, WHY did the organization go ahead with the move? Was it just a changing of the guard in Buss Jr. taking over and wanting to cut costs? If that's the case, we are in trouble for a while.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby lotus on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:26 pm

Weezy wrote:Yes, I'm not a fan of Billy Mac at all, like I said way back in this thread, we're the Lakers, we deserve a better announcer. Ireland I actually think does a pretty decent job on the radio.

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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby jimbo327 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:28 pm

I actually like John Ireland on the radio. Billy Mac...well, it's average, I'm not excited, but at the same time, it's not too annoying. I rather have someone who is a bit more knowledgeable and exciting.
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Re: Your thoughts on the new Lakers broadcast crew?

Postby KBJelleyBean24 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:28 am

GoatMilk16 wrote:just wait til next year

Heidi Watney is coming

Won't mind watching those sideline reports :man13:
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Re: Your thoughts on the new Lakers broadcast crew?

Postby KBJelleyBean24 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:28 am

GoatMilk16 wrote:just wait til next year

Heidi Watney is coming

Won't mind watching those sideline reports :man13:
I should get an assist for that. It's an intentional pass to oneself, so it's an assist. That way people can't say all I do is shoot.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:00 am

jimbo327 wrote:I actually like John Ireland on the radio. Billy Mac...well, it's average, I'm not excited, but at the same time, it's not too annoying. I rather have someone who is a bit more knowledgeable and exciting.

Yeah, I listened to John a couple games. He's not bad.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby wcsoldier81 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:22 am

By Mike Bresnahan

April 4, 2012, 11:31 p.m.
The Lakers have agreed to multiyear deals with broadcasters Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz, making them the centerpiece of the team's move to a newly created Time Warner Cable channel next season, The Times has learned

Macdonald is in his first year as the Lakers' play-by-play announcer, and Lantz is in his 25th year as their color commentator.

After a decades-long partnership with Fox Sports West and Channel 9, the Lakers begin a 20-year deal with Time Warner Cable next season. It could be extended to 25 years and total more than $5 billion if the Lakers pick up an option for five more years in 2032.

Macdonald was on a one-year contract this season after replacing Joel Meyers and becoming the Lakers' third play-by-play announcer since Chick Hearn.

Radio broadcasters John Ireland and Mychal Thompson are also expected to be retained next season by the Lakers, though nothing has been finalized.


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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby KB24 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:38 am

good lord...WTF

Billy McFruity for another few years...AWESOME :bang: :bang:
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby TIME on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:45 am

I honestly don't get that decision other than Billy Mac was probably cheap to sign compared to what they would have had to pay someone good.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:47 am

Compared to other announcers around the league. I'm happy with these two. Heaven forbid we get someone that has a bias out there butt and knows nothing about basketball.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby 24K GOLD on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:49 am

Please bring back Joel Meyers for the love of God. I hate the new guy a thousand fold.
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Re: LA's play by play duo will be Bill Macdonald & John Ireland

Postby 24K GOLD on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:50 am

Doc Brown wrote:Compared to other announcers around the league. I'm happy with these two.


Are you serious? Bill Macdonald only knows how to shout. He's the Ralph Lawler of the Lakers broadcasting crew
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