Entering his 31st year as the “Voice of the Clippers” and his 34th year in professional basketball, Ralph Lawler is an old veteran.
The NBA has long been Lawler’s great love. However, the versatile broadcaster is one of only a handful of announcers who have worked play-by-play in each of the four major pro sports leagues: NFL (San Diego Chargers), MLB (Philadelphia Phillies), NHL (Philadelphia Flyers) and NBA (76ers and Clippers).
His resume also includes broadcasting events as varied as ABA and college basketball, golf, tennis, track & field, auto racing, boxing and college football.
Ralph is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and was inducted into his alma mater’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
He’s another in a long line of sportscasters who honed their craft in Peoria. Lawler’s list of honors include Emmy and Golden Mike Awards as well as past recognition as Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year during his stint in Philadelphia at WCAU AM & TV.
He has been named to the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His calls of “Bingo!,” “Fasten your Seatbelts” and "Oh Me Oh My" continue to be familiar favorites for Clippers fans throughout Southern California.
A few examples of his broadcasting style:
"Oh, me oh my!"