Clippers to host 'Ralph Lawler Night'

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers will honor their long-time play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler with “Ralph Lawler Night" on Monday when the Clippers host the Minnesota Timberwolves.

There will be tributes throughout the game as well as a halftime presentation where Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. will present a proclamation officially declaring March 9 “Ralph Lawler Day” in Los Angeles.

“It is a privilege to honor and celebrate the ‘Voice of the Clippers,’” Doc Rivers said. “Ralph is a true professional and an inspiration to all Clippers fans. His love for the game and this team are on display every night, and I believe he has earned a future place in the Basketball Hall of Fame. I look forward to him broadcasting Clippers games for many years to come.”

All fans in attendance on Monday will also receive a special "Oh Me, Oh My!" T-shirt, a nod to Lawler's long-time catchphrase.

Lawler is currently in his 36th season with the Clippers and has called 2,838 career Clippers games as the third-longest tenured broadcaster in the NBA.