Today in Sports History: March 13

In 1992, Chick Hearn, the voice of the Los Angeles Lakers, called his 2,500th consecutive game. Hearn was on a 27-year streak which started in November, 1965. His broadcasting streak would last an astounding 3,338 games until 2000 when a flight delay forced him to miss a game. Hearn spent a total of 42 years with the Lakers and was the first sportscaster elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 and also the recipient of the National Sportscaster of the Year in 1959, 1965, 1987. A statue of Hearn behind an Lakers sports desk sits in front of the Staples Center main entrance and he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6755 Hollywood Blvd.

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