Stacey King

Ronald Stacey King (born January 29, 1967) is an American sports announcer and retired National Basketball Association (NBA) center who won three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1993. King is currently the lead color commentator for Chicago Bulls television broadcasts.

Stacey King
Personal information
BornJanuary 29, 1967 (age 52)
Lawton, Oklahoma
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolLawton (Lawton, Oklahoma)
CollegeOklahoma (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1989–1999
Career history
As player:
19891994Chicago Bulls
19941995Minnesota Timberwolves
1995Arese Basket
1995–1996Miami Heat
1996–1997Grand Rapids Hoops
1997Sioux Falls Skyforce
1997Boston Celtics
1997Dallas Mavericks
1997–1998Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi
1998Sioux Falls Skyforce
1998–1999Atenas de Córdoba
As coach:
2001–2002Rockford Lightning
2002–2003Sioux Falls Skyforce
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,819 (6.4 ppg)
Rebounds1,460 (3.3 rpg)
Blocks210 (0.5 bpg)
Stats at

NBA career (1989–1999)

After a stand-out career at the University of Oklahoma, King was selected by the Bulls in the 1989 NBA draft with the sixth pick. He was one of three first round picks by the Bulls in that draft (the other two were B. J. Armstrong and Jeff Sanders).[1] He played four and a half seasons in Chicago before being traded during the 1993–94 campaign to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for 7'2" Australian-born center Luc Longley.[2] He was last active in the NBA during the 1996–97 season while playing a handful of games for both the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics.[3]

Post NBA career

Coaching (2001–2003)

King was named the head coach of the CBA's Rockford Lightning in 2001. The team reached the CBA championship game in 2002 with King as coach.[4]

TV commentary (2006–present)

King began his career with CSN Chicago as a studio analyst for pre and post game shows for the Chicago Bulls. He filled in as a third commentator during the 2006 playoffs joining Johnny "Red" Kerr, and Tom Dore. He was permanently added during the 2007 season. In 2008, Tom Dore was replaced by Neil Funk and Kerr's duties were significantly reduced, leading King to become the lead color commentator for the Bulls alongside Neil Funk. King is currently working as a color commentator for Chicago Bulls television broadcasts on NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV.[5][6]

King's popularity as an announcer has grown thanks to his great enthusiasm as well as his signature catch-phrases and nicknames.[7] They include:

  • "Meet me at the rim, and don't be late! (after a dunk)
  • "If you're scared, buy a dog!"
  • "Too big, too strong, too fast, too good" (in reference to Derrick Rose's play)
  • "Give me the hot sauce!" (when a Bulls player hits a three-pointer)
  • "Reservations for 3, Mr. Korver, your table is ready" (when former Bull Kyle Korver hit a three-pointer)
  • "Aşik and Destroy", "The Turkish Hammer", and "The SuperBull from Istanbul" (for former Bull Ömer Aşık)
  • "He's giving out tickets to the Booze Cruise" (when former Bull Carlos Boozer hit a mid-range jumper)
  • "He just blew by him like he had an I-Pass"
  • "He took the elevator all the way to the top floor" (in reference to dunks)
  • "I wanna go higher!" (Derrick Rose)
  • "Big time players make big time plays!" (Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler)
  • "Bang Bang, Luol Deng"
  • "Who is that masked man?" (former Bull Richard Hamilton)
  • "Big Sexy" (former Bull Kurt Thomas)
  • "Chicago's Finest Brew" (former Bull Ronnie Brewer)
  • "Elementary my dear Watson" (former Bull C. J. Watson)
  • "I didn't come for the massage, Funk, I came for the facial." (in reference to dunks)
  • "Here's Johnny!" (former Bull John Lucas III)
  • "Lieutenant Deng", "That's Dengerous" "Luol Deng(erous)" (former Bull Luol Deng)
  • "Does anybody know how to post videos to Facebook?" (when a player dunks the ball)
  • "Hard hat, lunch pail, always punching the clock" (Taj Gibson)
  • "Secretary of Defense!" (Taj Gibson)
  • "The Man, the Myth, the Legend" (Brian Scalabrine; King also referred to him as "The White Mamba"[8])
  • "Who did it? The Butler did it!" (Jimmy Butler)
  • "Drive home safely Chicago (or name of road city when the Bulls play on the road). Beep Beep!" (Used at the end of a Bulls victory.)
  • "Heart, Hustle and Muscle" (Referring to any offensive rebound and putback, especially by Joakim Noah)
  • "That's big-boy basketball right there" (referring to strong play by a Bulls player)
  • "This is a man's game--no boys allowed!"
  • "He just put him in the spin cycle" (referring to a spin move by a Bulls player)
  • "Welcome to the block party" (Whenever a Bulls player blocks another player)
  • "Let me step back and kiss myself, [obscene kissing noises]" (Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler)
  • "He was late getting over but early for a poster" (when a Bulls opponent gets dunked on)
  • "Mouse in the house" (when an obvious size mismatch is exploited by a Bulls player against an opponent in the painted area)
  • "I like my meatballs spicy!" (Marco Belinelli)
  • "Can I have some butter with that roll?" (when a Bulls player performs a finger roll)
  • "No soup for you" (when a Bulls player makes a block)
  • "He gave him the Hinrich Maneuver!", "Beam me up, Scotty!" (Kirk Hinrich)
  • "Captain Kirk" (Kirk Hinrich)
  • "Jimmy G. Buckets...the G stands for GETS." (Jimmy Butler)
  • "Mike Dun-leave-me open!" (in reference to open made three point shots by Mike Dunleavy)
  • "Mike Dun-V-P Dunleavy!" (Mike Dunleavy)
  • "Now freeze go ahead and roll it!" (any replay scenario)
  • "Dunk you very much!"
  • "Big things come in small packages!" (Nate Robinson, D. J. Augustin, Aaron Brooks)
  • "CJ Waatttsonnnn!" (C.J. Watson)
  • "Make em dance DJ!" (D. J. Augustin)
  • "Mister Excitement!" (Nate Robinson)
  • "Speed kills" (D. J. Augustin)
  • "Threeeeekoooolaaaa" (Nikola Mirotić)
  • "Niko Suavé" (Nikola Mirotić)
  • "Pau, Pau, Pau" (Pau Gasol)
  • "(Sings) 'Nationwide is on your side'" (jingle for Nationwide Insurance)
  • "Mr. Fundamentals" (Mike Dunleavy)
  • "Mama, there goes that man!" (Aaron Brooks)
  • "ET phone home!" (E'Twaun Moore)
  • "More, more, more, how do you like it?!" (E'Twaun Moore)
  • "He's a little man with big man moves!" (Aaron Brooks)
  • "The Windy City Assassin" (used for Derrick Rose when he makes a clutch shot)
  • "He's the Windex man, always cleaning the glass" (used for a rebound by Joakim Noah)
  • "The Magician" (Aaron Brooks)
  • "Big Naz" (Nazr Mohammed)
  • "Kirk the Savvy Veteran" (Kirk Hinrich)
  • "T time" (Tony Snell)
  • "McBuckets" (Doug McDermott)
  • "Sneaky hops!" (When Doug McDermott dunks)
  • "Bang, Bang, Bang!" (Lauri Markkanen 3 pointer)
  • "(former player) would be proud!" (Robin Lopez scores)
  • "The Arch of Dimes" (Ryan Arcidiacono)

Off the court

Due to the popularity of his catchphrases, King started a clothing line called 21King. The label mainly consists of T-shirts. He is also an avid tweeter.


  1. ^ 1989 NBA Draft Archived 2010-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Chicago Bulls all-time transactions
  3. ^ profile
  4. ^ Merkin, Scott (31 January 2001). "Unlikely Leader". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ Calling the shots
  6. ^ Comcast SportsNet crew Archived 2009-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Stacey King broadcasting clips
  8. ^ "Return of the 'White Mamba': Bulls re-sign Scalabrine". CSN Chicago. December 12, 2011. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.

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1987–88 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team

The 1987–88 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team represented the University of Oklahoma in competitive college basketball during the 1987–88 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team played its home games in the Lloyd Noble Center and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) former Big Eight Conference at that time. The team posted a 35–4 overall record and a 12–2 conference record to earn the Conference title under head coach Billy Tubbs. This was the third Big Eight Conference Regular Season Championship for Tubbs and his second Big Eight Conference Tournament Championship.The team was led by three future NBA Draft first round selections: Harvey Grant, Stacey King and Mookie Blaylock. Grant and King earned All-American recognition that season. The team won its first 14 games before losing back to back contests to unranked LSU and Kansas State. The team then won 12 consecutive games before falling to unranked Missouri in overtime in its penultimate regular season game. The team then ran off 9 more wins taking it to the championship game of the 1988 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where it lost to Kansas. The team defeated all five ranked opponents it faced during the season. (In order, #6 Pitt, #12 Iowa State twice, a rematch against #14 Kansas State, and #2 Arizona in the final four).Mookie Blaylock established the current National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college basketball single-season steals (150) and single-game steals (13) records. Stacey King set the current Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball single-season blocked shots (103) record. Ricky Grace set the single-season assists (280) record. The team holds numerous Sooner records including wins (35), and points per game (102.5).

1988–89 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team

The 1988–89 Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team represented the US University of Oklahoma in competitive college basketball during the 1988–89 NCAA Division I season. The Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team played its home games in the Lloyd Noble Center and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) former Big Eight Conference at that time. The team posted a 30–6 overall record and a 12–2 conference record to earn the Conference title under head coach Billy Tubbs. This was the fourth Big Eight Conference Regular Season Championship for Tubbs and his second in a row.The team was led by two future 1989 NBA Draft first round selections Stacey King and Mookie Blaylock who were both selected as 1989 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans. The team won two of its three games at the 1988 Maui Invitational Tournament where it faced three ranked opponents: #16 Ohio State, #4 UNLV and #3 Michigan who defeated them and eventually won the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The team then won 11 games in a row before losing to unranked Pitt. The team then won five in a row including victories over #16 Kansas and then #13 UNLV before losing to unranked Oklahoma State. The Sooners, who were ranked in the top 10 all season and the top 5 for the entire 1989 part of its schedule, then won six more in a row including back to back wins against #3 Missouri and #1 Arizona. #7 Missouri ended the streak and gave Oklahoma its final regular season loss. Oklahoma won its final two regular season games and first two Big Eight Tournament games before losing its rubber match against #10 Missouri in the championship game. The team earned a second consecutive #1 seed for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where it advanced to the sweet sixteen before losing to Virginia.Mookie Blaylock established the current Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball single-season minutes played (1359) and career steals (281) records. His career steals per game record (3.8) stood as a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college basketball record for 13 seasons. He also tied his own NCAA single-game steals record (13). Stacey King set the current Sooners single-season free throws made (211) record. King also set the Big Eight career blocked shots record (228). Tyrone Jones became the first Sooner to make 6 consecutive three point shots (a record since tied by 4 other Sooners). The team holds the Sooner record with 20 100-point games.

1989 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1989 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1991–92 Chicago Bulls season

The 1991–92 NBA season was the Bulls' 26th season in the National Basketball Association. The Bulls entered the season as defending NBA champions, having defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals in five games, and winning their first NBA championship in franchise history. This Bulls team is regarded as one of the most talented and successful in the 90s Bulls dynasty. Early into the season, the Bulls traded Dennis Hopson to the Sacramento Kings after the first two games. Coming off their first ever championship, the Bulls had a very successful season winning 14 consecutive games after a 1–2 start to the season. They later on posted a 13-game winning streak in January, which led them to a 37–5 start. The Bulls finished in first place in the Central Division, along with having the best record in the league at 67–15. Michael Jordan captured his second straight MVP, and sixth straight scoring title. He was also selected for the 1992 NBA All-Star Game along with Scottie Pippen.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Bulls swept the Miami Heat in three straight games. In the semifinals, they defeated the New York Knicks in a full seven game series. As they advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, they would defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games, making their second trip to the Finals. In the 1992 NBA Finals, they would go on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers four games to two to win their second consecutive championship, and second of three straight.

1993 NBA Finals

The 1993 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1992–93 NBA season, featuring the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, and the Phoenix Suns, winners of 62 games and led by regular season MVP Charles Barkley. The Bulls became the first team since the legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win three consecutive championship titles, clinching the "three-peat" with John Paxson's game-winning 3-pointer that gave them a 99–98 victory in Game 6. Remarkably, the road team won every game except for Chicago's win at home in Game 4.

This series was aired on NBC with Marv Albert, Bob Costas (hosts), Mike Fratello, Magic Johnson, Quinn Buckner (analysts), Ahmad Rashād (Bulls sideline) and Hannah Storm (Suns sideline) (reporters) calling the action.

The 1993 NBA championship documentary, Three-Peat, marked the first time since 1982 that NBA Entertainment used film in on-court or off-court action, although most of it used videotape. It was narrated by Hal Douglas, who narrated the NBA Championship documentaries of 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997.

1993–94 Chicago Bulls season

The 1993–94 NBA season was the Bulls' 28th season in the National Basketball Association. The Bulls entered the season as the three time defending NBA champions, having defeated the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals in six games, winning their third NBA championship, their first of two threepeats in the 1990s.

In the offseason, the Bulls signed free agents Steve Kerr, Bill Wennington and Pete Myers. Without star guard Michael Jordan, who retired during the offseason, the Bulls were now led by Scottie Pippen. The team continued to play solid basketball winning ten straight games after an 8–8 start. Midway through the season, they traded Stacey King to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Luc Longley. The Bulls posted another 10-game winning streak between March and April finishing second overall in the Central Division, and third overall in the Eastern Conference with a 55–27 record. However, they would not be able to win a fourth consecutive NBA championship. After sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in three straight games in the first round, they would lose in the second round of the 1994 NBA Playoffs to the New York Knicks in seven games.This was also the Bulls' last season at Chicago Stadium before moving to the new United Center. Following the season, Horace Grant signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic, Bill Cartwright signed with the Seattle SuperSonics, Scott Williams signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, and John Paxson retired.

1993–94 Minnesota Timberwolves season

The 1993–94 NBA season was the Timberwolves' 5th season in the National Basketball Association. The city of Minneapolis hosted the 1994 NBA All-Star Game. Top draft pick Isaiah Rider had a solid rookie season finishing second on the team in scoring with 16.6 points per game. He also won the Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star Weekend. Midway through the season, the team traded Luc Longley to the Chicago Bulls for Stacey King. However, the Timberwolves continued to struggle losing their final ten games of the season, finishing fifth in the Midwest Division with a 20–62 record. Second-year star Christian Laettner led the team in scoring, rebounds and blocks.

Following the season, the Timberwolves were nearly sold to a group of investors that would have moved the team to New Orleans, despite the stellar attendance at the Target Center. However, the NBA Board of Governors vetoed the sale, and new owner Glen Taylor promised to keep the team in Minneapolis. Also following the season, Chuck Person signed as an unrestricted free agent with the San Antonio Spurs, Thurl Bailey retired and head coach Sidney Lowe was fired.

1994–95 Minnesota Timberwolves season

The 1994–95 NBA season was the Timberwolves' 6th season in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Timberwolves acquired Sean Rooks from the Dallas Mavericks. Under new head coach Bill Blair, the Timberwolves continued to struggle losing 13 of their first 14 games, as Micheal Williams missed all but one game of the season due to a left heel injury. Midway through the season, top draft pick Donyell Marshall was traded to the Golden State Warriors for Tom Gugliotta. Despite a stellar season from second-year star Isaiah Rider leading the team in scoring with 20.4 points per game, the Timberwolves lost nine of their final ten games. They finished last place in the Midwest Division with a 21–61 record, setting a dubious record in becoming the first team ever to lose 60 or more games in four consecutive seasons. Following the season, Stacey King was released.

Aline Lahoud

Aline Lahoud (Arabic: ألين لحود‎; born 2 March 1981) is a Lebanese singer.

Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The Big Eight Conference was an NCAA athletic conference that existed from 1907 to 1996, when it and the Southwest Conference disbanded to create the Big 12 Conference. The post-season conference tournament was instituted in 1977 and from that time the winner won the conference's automatic NCAA Tournament bid. From 1977 until 1985, the quarterfinals were played on the campus sites of the higher seeded teams. The last Big Eight men's basketball tournament ran through the conference's final season in 1996. Missouri won the most Big Eight tournament titles with six. Colorado was the only conference member not to win at least one tournament title during its existence.

David King (figure skater)

David King (born 8 May 1984) is an English former competitive pair skater who represented Great Britain. With partner and now wife Stacey King (née Kemp), he is an eight-time British national champion.

Korleone Young

Suntino Korleone Young (born December 31, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association with the 40th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft.

Lawton High School

Lawton High School (LHS) was the first high school built in Lawton, Oklahoma. Lawton High is located at 601 Northwest Fort Sill Boulevard in Lawton, Oklahoma. The school was originally housed in a building on 800 Southwest 'C' Avenue, which later came to be the Central Junior High building until the junior high was also moved to 1201 Northwest Fort Sill Boulevard. Old Lawton High School on C Avenue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

List of Chicago Bulls broadcasters

Broadcasters for the Chicago Bulls National Basketball Association team.

Lost (Roger Sanchez song)

"Lost" is a single by Grammy Award winning Dominican-American progressive house DJ Roger Sanchez, featuring Lisa Pure and Katherine Ellis. The song was featured in Sanchez's album Come with Me which was released in 2006. The song's melody is described as reminiscent of the 1980s, but with a tincture of a new romantic shading to the synth.

The Song is a remix of a previous 2000 release by a group called Box Office featuring Stacey King on vocals, called "Just Leave me". Sanchez did 2 remixes of that song back in 2000

Stacey Kemp

Stacey King (née Kemp; born 25 July 1988) is an English former competitive pair skater who represented Great Britain. With partner and now husband David King, she is an eight-time British national champion.

Tom Dore

Tom Dore is a retired American basketball player and former Comcast SportsNet play-by-play announcer for the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.

A native of Northlake, Illinois, the 7'2" (218 cm) Dore played basketball at East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois, where he was an All-America honoree during the mid-1970s. Dore then played at the University of Missouri, where he appeared in two NCAA Tournaments and became the school's all-time leader in tournament blocked shots. Afterwards, he played professionally in France and New Zealand before turning to a broadcasting career. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he did color commentary and play-by-play work for The University of Texas, Southern Methodist University and the University of Missouri sports events on the radio.

Dore joined the Chicago Bulls broadcasting crew in 1991. Dore, 7'2" (218 cm) color commentator Johnny "Red" Kerr, and 6'11" (211 cm) color commentator Stacey King arguably formed one of the tallest broadcasting crews in sports history.

On May 6, 2008, Dore was let go by the Chicago Bulls and replaced by Neil Funk, the former Bulls radio play-by-play man. Along with Dore leaving, the Bulls' WGN-TV play-by-play man Wayne Larrivee was also let go. Johnny "Red" Kerr, who did all games on Comcast SportsNet and WGN, had his role reduced, working only pre-game and half-time shows for home games.Dore was also the radio voice of the Arena Football League's Chicago Rush. For two of those seasons his color man was former sports-radio "shock-jock" Mike North.

Ömer Aşık

Ömer Faruk Aşık (Turkish pronunciation: [œmæɾ aːʃɯk]; born July 4, 1986) is a Turkish professional basketball player who last played for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Aşık, standing at 7'0", was sought after by many of the top Euroleague basketball teams at the age of 19. Aşık got his first chance playing professionally with the Turkish Basketball League team Fenerbahçe in 2005–06. After one season with Alpella, Aşık moved back to Fenerbahçe and eventually ended his Turkish club career with them in 2009–10. He gained recognition playing for the Turkish national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, and as the starting center, he helped Turkey win the silver medal. In July 2010, Aşık signed with the Chicago Bulls. He was nicknamed "The Turkish Hammer" and "Asik the Destroyer" by Bulls commentator Stacey King.

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