Marv Albert began his NBA broadcasting career doing radio for the New York Knicks in 1967, seeing two Knicks championships in his first six years on the job — and none since. Albert’s national TV break came in 1990 when he took the lead play-by-play role for the NBA on NBC, where he called many of Michael Jordan’s biggest games.
Now, Albert is the NBA on TNT’s lead broadcaster, where he regularly calls LeBron James’ games, including the ongoing Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavaliers and Celtics, which heads to a surprisingly non-decisive Game 4 on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on TNT (and will be followed by The Dunk King).
On Monday, Albert spoke with DIME Magazine about that series, how he and the crew dealt with the historic Game 2 blowout, where Cavs-Warriors belongs in all-time Finals rivalries, the greatness of LeBron James, comparisons between LeBron and Jordan, and his favorite teams and moments he’s gotten to call games for over his career.