Dirk Nowitzki may have competition for best NBA announcer.
Comedian Will Ferrell handled player introduction duties during last night’s New Orleans Hornets versus Chicago Bulls game, and it didn’t disappoint. I’d say it ranks somewhere between his Ric Flair-inspired character on ‘Eastbound & Down’ and posing as a Venezuelan to pitch for the Round Rock Express as the funniest Will Ferrell sports moment ever.
Highlights include Derrick Rose loving The Notebook, Luol Deng collecting rare birds (and having a pet dolphin named “Chachi”) and Gustavo Ayon being loved despite not speaking “a lick of English”. I know I said this about Dirk Nowitzki, but Will Ferrell should just announce everything.
Video of the introductions is after the jump.