With more than 35 years as a sportscaster and a nearly 20-year coaching career, Richard John “Dick” Vitale has stamped an indelible mark on the game of basketball, and his “Vitale-isms”—part of his flashy broadcasting style—have become standard issue in basketball commentating.
From his famous “Slam, Bam, Jam” and “Diaper Dandy” to coaching in the NBA, Vitale has been recognized for his contributions to the game by being inducted into more than eight hall of fames, most notable the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. Most fitting “Vitale-isms” to describe the legend? Prime Time Player!
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