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Ralph Lawler Has The Flu, Broadcasts Most Of Clippers Game In A Mumble

Normally this is where I'd make a couple of jokes, but I'm honestly a bit concerned about longtime Clippers play-by-play man Ralph Lawler, who announced much of the second half of tonight's blowout win over the Lakers like the clip above, in a barely understandable mumble. Clippers radio announcer Brian Sieman tweeted that it was just food poisoning, and Clippers PR told me the following:

Ralph said he has been battling the flu all day and is not feeling well, but he wanted to tough it out and try to finish the game, which he did.


The flu usually doesn't impact your speech, but it can also make you feel so terrible that you want to crawl in a hole and die somewhere, so it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

Update: The man himself says he's fine.

[Prime Ticket]

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