Every game for the past four years, home & away, regular season & post season, you’ve heard former Lakers forward Mychal Thompson’s voice alongside Spero Dedes on the team’s radio broadcast. Tonight, Thompson won’t be available due to the graduation of his youngest son Trayce, but we’ve found a familiar voice to pinch-hit: Stu Lantz.
While Lantz is a radio veteran from his days next to Chick Hearn in the broadcast booth, it’s been almost six-years since he has appeared on the radio waves. The Lakers discontinued the simulcast format before the 2003-04 season and since then Stu has appeared exclusively on the TV side of things.
This won’t be the first time that Dedes and Lantz have teamed up, briefly working together during the Summer Pro League a few years back.
We caught up with both Spero and Stu to talk about radio vs. television, working together, and the outlook for the Lakers in Game 6.