I'm 30 years old, I've been a Pacers fan since I was born. The hell else is a kid from Montgomery County gonna do, root for the friggin Bulls? Yes, Reggie made it fun, but Reggie draining jumpers isn't what I remember from the old days. I know a lot of you are far older than me, and have far longer a history with the franchise than me, I have no memory of Slick other than him calling games.
But every single time I hear his voice, and I'm not exaggerating, somewhere in the back of my mind I get a twinge of watching the Pacers on WTTV4. Sprawled out hands on chins on my Grandma's ratty *** puke green carpet next to my punk *** twin brother. Grandma loved the Pacers almost as much as she loved me, every time Reggie'd bomb a 3 and Slick would give one of his BOOM BABY's she'd let out a little giggle.
Grandma passed 3 years ago, she was 92 and until the end didn't take any **** from anybody. Every single time I hear a Slick call I remember that giggle, and I thank him for it.