By Peter Gleason
Marv Albert will not be part of TNT’s on-site coverage when the NBA resumes its season this month at Disney World in Orlando, according to the New York Post.
Albert, 79, has been the longtime lead voice for Turner, but will not be a part of the coverage with the NBA planning to have its national announcers on site in the league’s bubble.
COVID-19 has impacted people of all ages, but has been more dire for those 65 years and older.
ESPN’s Hubie Brown, who is 86, also may not be in Orlando.
Albert said he was growing more excited about participating on-site, but that was dampened with the recent surge of cases in Florida.
“I had second thoughts,” Albert said.
Albert received a call from the chairman of WarnerMedia News, Jeff Zucker, who oversees Turner Sports.
“He said to me, ‘Maybe this is something you should skip in my age bracket,’ ” Albert said before displaying some of his signature humor. “I’d like to point out to you that 79 is the new 78.”