This is our weekly look at the most popular — or in some cases our personal favorite — videos on Clippit over the past week. Clippit is an awesome app that allows us to quickly grab 30-second clips from several live TV broadcasts and share them on social media.
Magic Johnson cannot pronounce Russell Westbrook’s name
So, Magic Johnson has had trouble saying Russell Westbrook’s name for a long while. I knew this going into Saturday’s Warriors-Thunder game in OKC, so when I saw Magic was on as a studio analyst for ABC/ESPN, I made sure to pay attention to it, and he didn’t disappoint.
I mean, I suppose it’s disappointing Magic can’t get the guy’s name right, but I was happy for entertainment purposes to see he’s still getting the first and last name mixed up.
I believe here it’s “Wussell Restbook” actually, and not “Wussell Restbrook”, but the point remains- either way, it’s definitely not “Russell Westbrook”:
Just to further prove the point, I did a Twitter search and saw someone got more video evidence of Magic doing this (on crappy home video; this is why you use Clippit, folks! but we appreciate the video nonetheless.):
— Wallyography (@Wallyography) February 12, 2017
And many other Twitter users took notice:
Magic veers close to saying, "Wessell Rustbrook" or "Wussell Restbrook." I empathize. Been there. Dangerous name at speed. Just like Russ.
— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) February 12, 2017
Bigger struggle: Magic Johnson saying Russell Westbrook's name or Kevin Durant getting a dinner reservation in OKC?
We'll call it a tie.
— 3-Pointers Podcast (@3pointerspod) February 12, 2017
Magic Johnson just said "Wussell Restbwook" and did not correct himself.
— ㅤ ㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤ (@itsJarm) February 12, 2017
Oh my! Dick Enberg honored at UCLA, with a little help from Bill Walton
Legendary — and recently retired — broadcaster Dick Enberg was honored during the UCLA-Oregon showdown at Pauley Pavilion. He was the voice of the Bruins during their dynasty run, calling eight UCLA national championships. Here’s more, from AA’s Alex Putterman:
There was certainly something poetic about Enberg being honored at UCLA at the end of his career. More than 50 years ago, the Michigan native got one of his first big breaks when he was hired to call Bruins games for KTLA in Los Angeles. He spent a decade as the voice of UCLA basketball, narrating the dominant John Wooden-coached Bruins teams of Walton and Lew Alcindor.
Fittingly, Enberg was presented with a UCLA jersey and plaque from two stars of those UCLA teams, Jamaal Wilkes and of course, Bill Walton. Walton — like the students in attendance — was rocking an awesome shirt that featured Enberg’s famous catchphrase, “Oh my!” And Enberg joined Walton and Dave Pasch on the ESPN broadcast of the game. We even got to hear an “Oh my!” from Enberg:
And I’ll also throw in this hilarious clip of Walton saying “What a pass!” on a missed layup that turned into an awesome putback dunk. Pasch’s reaction is great:
LeBron James calls Frank Isola “trash”
There was a rumor making the rounds last week about LeBron James pushing the Cavs to trade for Carmelo Anthony, even if it means the Cavs sending Kevin Love to the Knicks. The rumor started in a story from the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola. It was even discussed by Kevin Harlan and Grant Hill during the Cavs-Wizards game on TNT:
Herm Edwards is ready to go Liam Neeson on someone’s ass for the stolen Tom Brady jersey
Tom Brady’s jersey was stolen (or at least lost) after the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory, and former NFL head coach Herm Edwards seemed quite angry about it on ESPN’s NFL Live. The rest of the crew was joking around about it being on Gronk’s party bus, and then Edwards jumped in with this:
There’s two things in life you don’t want to be: a liar and a thief. That’s not good.
So, if you’re the person that has Tom Brady’s jersey, do yourself a favor: turn it in. Turn it in!
Uh, I’d say there are a lot of other things you don’t want to be, like a murderer, abuser, etc. But, we get the point that Edwards thinks it’s a horrible, horrible thing that Brady’s jersey is missing, and he’s ready to kick someone’s ass.
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