Los Angeles has always had these incredible announcers -- Chick Hearn, Vin Scully, Ralph Lawler. Chick is gone, Vin is coming back for one last year and hopefully so will Ralph. Sadly, they will all soon become broadcasting memories -- yet there are no replacements on the horizon. The new guys seem to study at the "sound alike, say nothing" school of broadcasting.
I'd like to see Ralph get to announce a title team -- although, much like Chick Hearn, he will be replaced for the network Finals by some Hubie Brown type know-it-all. Half a loaf is better than no loaf I guess.