Kevin Harlan (born June 21, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American television sports announcer. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The son of retiring Green Bay Packers executive Bob Harlan, he currently broadcasts NFL and college basketball games on CBS. The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay Wisconsin. Robert E "Bob" Harlan is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Green Bay Packers, an American professional Football The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. College basketball most often refers to the American Basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Harlan is also a play-by-play announcer for the NBA on TNT, and co-hosts Kansas City radio station WHB-AM's "Crunch Time" with local broadcast veterans Dave Stewart and Frank Boal. Play-by-play, in Broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a Sporting event with a Voiceover describing the details of the action The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages WHB (810 AM, "Sportsradio 810 WHB" is a commercial sports Radio station in Kansas City Missouri. Until 2008, he was the voice of Westwood One Radio's Final Four coverage, which is heard on hundreds of radio stations nationwide. Westwood One ( is an American Radio network. It is based in New York City, and it was previously managed by CBS Radio, the Radio The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the
Harlan's broadcasting career began in 1982, when he became the TV and radio voice of the NBA's Kansas City Kings (now the Sacramento Kings). The Sacramento Kings are a professional Basketball team based in Sacramento California. He then was a basketball announcer for his alma mater, the University of Kansas, for one year, then went on to call games for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs from 1985-93. The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is a public research university with campuses located in Lawrence, Kansas City The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City Missouri. Harlan also split time with the University of Missouri (1986-89) calling football and basketball games, and worked as the play-by-play voice of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves for nine seasons. The University of Missouri (also known as the University of Missouri–Columbia, Mizzou, or MU) is a public land-grant and research The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional Basketball team based in Minneapolis Minnesota, United States. In 1994, he joined Fox Broadcasting Company as an NFL announcer, and in 1996, joined Turner Sports to cover NBA playoff games (he would begin calling games throughout the entire season in 1997, which he continues to do to this day).
In addition, Harlan has called Green Bay Packers preseason games; basketball games during the now-defunct Goodwill Games, which were owned by Time Warner; NFL games on CBS; college sports on ESPN; and several bowl games during college football season. The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s Time Warner Inc ( is the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered in New York City. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to A Wisconsin native, Harlan attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 1982 with a broadcast journalism degree. The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is a public research university with campuses located in Lawrence, Kansas City
Known for his witty dialogue and vast assortment of creative banter, Harlan can be heard exclaiming: "Buckle up for. . . " (when any NBA player is about to slam dunk the ball in the hoop) and "Right between the eyes!" and "He just sucked the gravity right out of the building!" and "He's a flamethrower!" and "Flight (jersey number) is cleared for landing!" Harlan has also been known to exclaim "With no regard for human life!" after an especially devastating play. The most well known was a dunk by Kobe Bryant against the New York Knicks in 2003. The LeBron James dunk on Kevin Garnett in the 2008 Eastern Conference semifinals was also accompanied by the same line. LeBron Raymone James (born December 30 1984 in Akron Ohio) is an American professional Basketball player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional Basketball player