At the conclusion of Wednesday night’s ESPN 710 broadcast of the Lakers’ 113-99 drubbing of the Boston Celtics, play-by-play man John Ireland uttered these golden words: “I guess you could say that was just what the doctor ordered…”
It was such a perfect way to close out the first Lakers match since the death of team owner Dr. Jerry Buss that on today’s edition of Mason & Ireland, colleague Mark Willard wondered if Ireland had prepared the line beforehand or come up with it on the spot. “Neither,” the broadcaster honestly replied.
Ireland explained that someone he follows on Twitter used those words in a tweet about Dwight Howard and that it immediately struck him as something that he could use if the Lakers were to win Wednesday night. However, the broadcaster told FishbowlLA he can’t specifically remember the author of the original tweet.
Whoever that person may be, we say to them, “Bravo for the Showtime-worthy assist!”