Marv Albert, Returning to Brooklyn Tonight

His Brooklyn debut was postponed due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but no more: the Brooklyn-born Marv Albert will make his debut tonight as a play-by-play announcer in Brooklyn at Barclays Center, as the Brooklyn Nets take on the Boston Celtics at 8:00 on TNT. Albert was originally supposed to call the opening night game against the New York Knicks, even recording a game opener before the game, but the game’s postponement means that tonight’s that special night for Albert.

Grantland has a wonderful piece on Marv’s upbringing in Brooklyn, rich with anecdotes in the way his play-by-play itself is. Check it out.