Announcer Mentions Dog’s Death During a Basketball Game and Things Get Weird 
Wed, April 21, 2021

Announcer Mentions Dog’s Death During a Basketball Game and Things Get Weird 

 

Our pets become big parts of our lives. When we have them, for whatever reason, we love them like they are members of our own family. We grow up with them, spend time with them, play with them, and make sure that they are loved. 

So when it’s finally time for them to cross the rainbow bridge, it’s often not so easy to deal with a reality without them. 

At a high school basketball game, an announcer announced the death of his dog in the middle of the game, and it made for a very awkward few seconds in which you could tell that the announcer was trying to do their job while at the same time feeling sadness for the death of a beloved animal companion. 

 

Photo Credit via Chiefs Fan on Twitter

 

According to a report by the news site the New York Post, the high school basketball game was in Minnesota and it was held on November 30. The announcers were Lee Bernick and George Nusbaum, announcing a play-by-play on the hardcourt. 

There was nothing out of the ordinary in the game per se, at least not until Bernick began talking about the death of his 12-year-old dog during the game, and all while “an exciting play unfolded on the court that ended with a highlight-reel dunk,” the report read. 

Bernick said that his dog, Lucy, died in his driveway after being run over by a car. It gets stranger, because then his fellow announcer, Nusbaum, who was watching the game unfold, jumped off Bernick’s anecdote by responding, as the dunk went in: “Like that? Did she get run over like that?”  

 

Photo Credit via Chiefs Fan on Twitter

 

After that part of the game, Nusbaum still did give a tribute to Bernick’s dog saying, “And yes, our hearts and minds are with your sweet Lucy, in dog heaven.” 

The clip was only a couple of seconds long but Bernick bringing up his dog’s death was not unprompted, as they had actually been discussing it before the game unfolded the way it did. 

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