We have all heard of the infamous announcer jinx. Nothing is a greater example of the announcer jinx than in football, when a play-by-play voice says something like this kicker doesn't miss, and then he promptly misses a field goal.
Ian Eagle, a Nets franchise legend who has been calling Nets games on YES Network since 2002 (the year I was born) and is beloved by NBA fans across the country for his basketball play-by-play abilities, committed a hilarious announcer jinx on Wednesday night.
With the Nets up 37-22 in the second quarter, Eagle says to his partner Sarah Kustok, "Sarah, you don't believe in announcer jinxes, right?" She says she doesn't, so Eagle tells her the Nets have zero turnovers on the evening. Five seconds later, Brooklyn turns the basketball over.
Must Watch: Ian Eagle's announcer jinx
Ian, you can't bring up the announcer jinx! That is just asking for something unfortunate to happen. It's all fun, especially since the Nets beat the Suns 116-112 in Cam Johnson and Mikal Bridges' first games back in their old stomping grounds. It was especially sweet for Brooklyn fans because they beat Kevin Durant in his first game since being traded to Phoenix last February.
Back to Ian Eagle, the Eagle name is and will be heard often this year on YES. That is because Noah Eagle, Ian's son, will fill in for his Dad on select telecasts when Ian fulfills his NFL on CBS and NBA on TNT gigs.
The YES Nets crew is one of the best in the business and features other legendary voices like Ryan Ruocco, Richard Jefferson, Vince Carter, Meghan Triplett, and Chris Shearn.
The NBA did not expect Brooklyn to be good this season, so they have very few national TV games. Brooklyn has just four combined games left on TNT, ESPN, and ABC this season, so Nets fans will hear plenty of these YES legends for the rest of this season.