The Golden Throat Chick Hearn will FINALLY be immortalized permanently (long over due) by having his statue unveiled at the front of Staples Center before Game 2 of the first-round NBA playoffs against OKC Thunder.
The statue will show Chick seated at his broadcast table wearing his famous headphones, sitting in front of his microphone that was left behind too soon in 2002. If it was up to me I would rename the Staples Center, the Chick Hearn Center. He will always be the voice of the Los Angeles Lakers. His soul may be rested but the 42 years of announcing for the Lakers game in and game out will NEVER be put to rest. We will always miss you Chick.
Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky and Oscar De La Hoya will look even taller with Chick Hearn's statuesque presence.
Source: Los Angeles Times