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Bill Macdonald and John Ireland to Handle Lakers Play-by-Play Next Season (If There Is One)

The NBA is probably headed for a lockout. But if there are games to be played next year, the Lakers have their radio and television play-by-play announcers nailed down. Bill Macdonald, it was announced today, will partner with long-time color commentator Stu Lantz to call TV games on Fox Sports West and KCAL 9 for the 2011-12 season, while former sideline reporter John Ireland will join Mychal Thompson on 710 AM ESPN Radio.

Both Macdonald and Ireland have four local Emmys to their names.

Macdonald is currently the host of the Fox Sports West  pre-and post-game shows “Lakers Live,” “Angels Live” and “Ducks Live,” while Ireland co-hosts the Mason and Ireland Show on 710 AM ESPN Radio.

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Sports Journo Leads Recovering Cancer Victim to ‘Jack Nicholson Jackpot’

Fabulous item today on Arcadia Patch by Larry Stewart, a veteran sports writer with over four decades of experience at the Herald-Examiner and LA Times.

He recounts how he was able to pull some strings at Staples Center to get primo tickets to Tuesday’s Los Angeles Lakers-Atlanta Hawks game for recovering 14-year-old cancer victim Samantha Naanou, her family and friends. Stewart also, via Jeanie Buss, engineered admittance at halftime to the hallowed Chairman’s Room and what turned out to be some golden photo opps:

First off, Samantha got a picture with Jack Nicholson and then, in order, Andy Garcia, Bill O’Reilly, Maria Shriver, and local broadcaster Bill Macdonald, who is also a cancer survivor.

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