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Analyze This: Billy Crystal to Call Clippers Basketball Game

Analyze This: Billy Crystal to Call Clippers Basketball Game

Billy Crystal has landed his next role, but he won’t need a script this time around.

The award-winning comedian and nine-time Oscar host has been tapped to serve as color commentator for the entire Jan. 31 game between the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and the team’s crosstown rival Lakers.

A diehard Clippers fan and courtside fixture at Staples Center since 1985, he will join Ralph Lawler during the legendary announcer’s final season on the air on Fox Sports Prime Ticket, the team’s pay-tv home.

The “Analyze This” star tells Variety that he approached the Clippers with the idea as a tribute to Lawler, whose 40 years as the voice of team he deemed “Hall of Fame worthy.” But Crystal also warned he may have trouble matching Lawler’s knack for trademark catchphrases.

“Mine are all in Yiddish, which may be difficult,” he joked to Variety.

Crystal isn’t

See full article on Variety