Summerall called arguably best game in Milwaukee Bucks history
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33, far right) sinks the game-winning shot for the Bucks in Game 6 of the 1974 NBA Finals. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Video: YouTubePhoto: Video by YouTube | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE - Most people are rightfully remembering the late Pat Summerall as the longtime voice of NFL football on CBS and FOX from 1962-2001.
But did you know he also called arguably the greatest game in Milwaukee Bucks history?
He was the lead voice of the NBA on CBS in the network's inagural season of coverage, 1973-74.
The Bucks made the NBA Finals that year, losing to the Boston Celtics in seven games.
However, Milwaukee won what some consider one of the greatest games in NBA history, a Game 6 double-overtime triumph in Boston.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hit the game-winning skyhook in the final seconds to force a Game 7 in the series.
The amazing part about this call is how Summerall did not use his typical calm, almost monotone delivery as he was most known for in his long NFL broadcast career.
Summerall obviously got caught in the drama of one of the most dramatic and entertaining basketball games in NBA annals.
Click on the above video to see and hear Summerall's call of part of that dramatic second overtime, as posted by a YouTube user.