Wizards Announcer Messes Up Final Call [VIDEO]
File this under, “Oops.” Washington Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz mistakes an airball at the buzzer for a game-winning bucket.
This is one of my personal favorite play-by-play calls of all time. Washington Wizards announcer Steve Buckhantz thought that Trevor Ariza had drained a 3-pointer to give the Wizards a 98-96 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Buckhantz yelled, “Dagger!!!” Only one problem; the shot didn’t go in.
Trevor Ariza actually shot an airball. It was obviously an embarrassing moment for Buckhantz who royally screwed up the final call. However, Buckhantz did a pretty good job laughing it off and minimizing the damage. The Wizards ended up losing to the Pistons 96-95.
Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.