This is one of my favorite non-basketball moments during an NBA broadcast (my favorite is still the “good job, good effort” kid).
For those who don’t know, the NBA has scheduled TV time-out in every game somewhere within the 5:00 and 2:00 marks (and 8:00 marks in then 2nd and 4th quarters). At 5:09, there was some confusion as to whether a time out should have been a TV time out…. and then Bill Kennedy stepped in to make sure the NBA could pay its bills.
I can only imagine what’s going through Gregg Popovich’s mind. Probably trying to figure out how to rip Kennedy’s still-beating heart from his chest and show it to him as he dies. But that’s just a guess.
What the video doesn’t show is ESPN going to break… as I picture some producer in the truck swearing and yelling “GO TO F’ING BREAK…. GO TO F’ING BREAK!”
So to Bill Kennedy, I say good job, good effort in letting ESPN and the NBA earn a few thousand more dollars.