Marv Albert

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Birth Name: Marv Albert
Born: 06/12/1941
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Albert was born in Brooklyn in 1941, and immediately took an interest in sports. Basketball was a completely different game in the 1950s. While today Madison Square Garden houses blue and orange pennants over crowds of sell-out Knicks fans, their playoff games in the 1950s were often relegated to a nearby armory to make space for the spring circus. But it wasn't enough to phase Albert. After becoming a ball-boy for the Knicks when he was just a teenager, Albert would bring practice play-by-play tapes to Knicks radio broadcaster Marty Glickman, dreaming that one day he would be able to sit in the chair and call the games himself.

His persistence paid off after graduating from New York Univ... Continue Bio >>

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