Marv Albert. You can recognize him with his emphatic “Yes, and it counts!” line while watching NBA games on T.V. and today he celebrates his 70th birthday.
In a Q&A with the New York Post, when asked to reflect on some of his favorite television calls, Albert stated his favorite calls are game-winning shots which included shots from former San Antonio Spurs player Steve Kerr:
It’s usually a game-winning shot where you make the call and get out and let the crowd do the rest: Robert Horry against Sacramento in the conference finals; the NBA Finals shot by (John) Paxson to beat Phoenix;did the same for both Chicago and San Antonio in the NBA Finals.
Indeed Kerr did provide Spurs fans with some clutch shooting during his time in San Antonio and their march towards a title in 1999 and 2003 when Kerr was in silver and black.
And no Spurs fan can forget Kerr’s three-point barrage in the 2003 playoffs versus the Dallas Mavericks.