Mark Jones named new TV PBP voice

News headline I'd love to see: "Chris Webber replaces Doug Christie as color commentator for King's broadcasts."

I've finally put my finger on what is grating about the King's broadcasts. It is like sitting in a room with a couple of drunks hollering, clicheing, and laughing about the game to the point where you don't want to be there with them. The broadcasters can make or break the enjoyment for the game but cannot influence the outcome. So, putting the game sound on mute has been a choice I've been making more often.

I think that Draper and Jones get caught up in the Christie weirdness and overreaction and it brings them down to that level. Webber would establish some stability to an outrageously overplayed broadcast. Just watch the broadcasters for the Sharks, Giants, A's, and all national games to prove the point.

OTOH, some people enjoy what is going on regarding this subject and maybe the FO wants to stir up enthusiasm and provide a diversion in a somewhat non-spectacular season.
Excellent post. I couldn't quite put my finger on it either, but your analogy of "a couple of drunks hollering" is spot on. It's like they just want to clown around the entire broadcast. It's just boring and old.

As much as Grant's abrasive attitude was hard to deal with at times, Jerry complimented him perfectly...and there was never a doubt that they both loved the team and the city. Icons.
 
Doug Christie is enthusiastic if not over-enthusiastic homer. Nothing wrong with that but now endless rah-rah virus infecting Kyle Draper to the point seems to almost want to one up former Kings legend. Draper the rookie play-by-play backup guy easily goes off the rails into silly banter with Doug egging him on. Christie only great when gets into professional analysis of the Kings actual play on the court. Displaying insightful chops as one-time top NBA defensive stopper. Veteran announcer Mark Jones a professional delivery but regurgitates his canned lines too much. Getting lost in blurbs about any subject, from DOCO latest pizza joint visited, to latest social justice politics. But for me I prefer them all (plus Kayte great as ever) to previous Peaches jinxed era. Jerry missed for sure. As my quote shows, "North Korean anchor" needed to be overthrown and in the end overstayed his long welcome in Sactown. Napear not missed by me one bit. It's latest Kings announcing crew first year all together and hopefully will get better, just as we HOPE the team will get better next season.
 

dude12

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The best announcing/broadcast night was easily when it was the all woman panel. Mark Jones is fine as a national broadcaster but as the Kings announcer....and paired with DC, as others have said, it’s just not very good.
 
I really like Draper as PBP.

I like Doug, but I think he is better suited for a studio show. I don't know if it's just because he listened to Jerry's call as an example or what, but his habit of over relying on a few key phrases that aren't even that good needs major improvement. I can't stand "feet set, jumper wet." It seems like it's only gotten worse this season.
 
Some of Doug's annoying phrases that come to mind:

"Feet set, jumper wet" as mentioned above
"Take that you dirty rat"
"Two hands" (on rebounds.....I've never understood his obsession with it. It's ridiculous)
"Budddddddy Love" Cringe
 
The best announcing/broadcast night was easily when it was the all woman panel. Mark Jones is fine as a national broadcaster but as the Kings announcer....and paired with DC, as others have said, it’s just not very good.
I second that. I'm OK with Mark Jones, but he does sometimes get carried away with Christie. When Doug gets serious and explains X's and O's on the broadcasts I think he's quite good.... but when he gets excited it's just over the top (and not in a good, exciting way).

I can't recall the name of the woman that did the play-by-play, but I thought she was excellent. Give me a few games in a row with that crew and i would never again think about them as the "women" broadcast team.
 

SLAB

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I really like Draper as PBP.

I like Doug, but I think he is better suited for a studio show. I don't know if it's just because he listened to Jerry's call as an example or what, but his habit of over relying on a few key phrases that aren't even that good needs major improvement. I can't stand "feet set, jumper wet." It seems like it's only gotten worse this season.
“Take that, you dirty rat” is terrible.
 
Some of you guys are too much. Criticizing Christie, Jones and Draper for “annoying phrases” when not one of them has a thing on Napear. Or Reynolds.

I get having personal preferences but these guys are perfectly fine.
 
Some of you guys are too much. Criticizing Christie, Jones and Draper for “annoying phrases” when not one of them has a thing on Napear. Or Reynolds.

I get having personal preferences but these guys are perfectly fine.
So what are your criticisms of Napear? He certainly wasn't perfect so I'd like to hear what you think. He had his weird "If you don't like that...." phrase but pretty sure he didn't drop a dozen or more annoying ones like these guys do.