Ralph Lawler Rumors
The Los Angeles Clippers will honor their long-time play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler with “Ralph Lawler Night” on Monday when the Clippers host the Minnesota Timberwolves. There will be tributes throughout the game as well as a halftime presentation where Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. will present a proclamation officially declaring March 9 “Ralph Lawler Day” in Los Angeles.
It is a love that was momentarily drained from his life in 2009 when he and Smith were suspended for one game for mispronouncing “Iran” while describing Memphis center Hamed Haddadi. They called it, ”Eye-ran,” resulting in one angry email from a season-ticket holder that led to Fox officials to controversially bench the duo. “It was terribly unfair, and I am angry about it to this day,” said Lawler. “I didn’t say one word that could remotely be called racist. Listen to the tape, read the transcript, not one word, being a racist is so far from who I am.”