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March Madness: Kevin Harlan feels ’embarrassed’ by CBS Sports’ viral clip of his epic get in touch with


Mar 23, 2023

March Madness announcer Kevin Harlan admits he is ’embarrassed’ by viral get in touch with just after CBS Sports tweeted out clip of his frantic reaction: ‘I’m not comfy with it’

Kevin Harlan has revealed that he does not like getting place in the spotlight, following courtside footage of his epic March Madness play-by-play get in touch with going viral on social media. 

CBS Sports tweeted a video of the 62-year-old going off for the frantic finale of the 1st-round NCAA tournament game among Furman and Virginia when the Paladins banked in a 3-pointer in the final seconds to shock the No. three seeded Cavaliers, 68-67. 

As of Thursday, the clip has eight.1million views. Speak about social engagement…

Harlan created an look on the ‘Sports Media with Richard Deitsch’ podcast and appreciated CBS’ efforts to showcase his on-air talents although he admitted that it was ‘very uncomfortable’ possessing the camera’s lens concentrate on him.

‘Kinda embarrassed by it,’ he stated of getting the center of consideration in the video. ‘I’m not comfy with it. I fully grasp why CBS would want to use that, and I guess I trust my bosses a lot more than I trust myself in this predicament.

Kevin Harlan, 64, stated he felt uncomfortable realizing that a video of himself going off throughout the final second of the Furman-Virginia game went viral


Kevin Harlan almost FELL OUT OF HIS CHAIR. Dan Bonner and @realStanVG had been STUNNED.

The crew’s reaction to Furman’s dramatic win more than Virginia was extraordinary. pic.twitter.com/Jym88PALq8

— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 20, 2023 As of Thursday, CBS' clip of its most popular play-by-play announcer has 8.1million views

As of Thursday, CBS’ clip of its most common play-by-play announcer has eight.1million views

‘At the identical time, if they asked me my preference, I would have stated, ”Please do not place that up there.” And I nevertheless really feel the identical way.’

However for Harlan, it is grow to be somewhat of a widespread theme to show play-by-play broadcasters going bonkers in the booth just after they get in touch with important plays, although the NBA, NFL, NCAA football and basketball commentator claims that he did not know the cameras had been recording him. 

‘It is 110 % organic,’ Harlan stated. ‘The final factor you happen to be considering about is that a camera’s on you… I assume I join a chorus of other announcers who do not like the camera.

‘When it was 1st brought to our attention… in the NFL, I begged our producer, ”Please, please, please under no circumstances show this.”

‘And mainly because they under no circumstances employed any footage, I forgot about it. And I do assume it is type of peeking in behind the curtain, and I just assume there are some issues you just do not want to see.’

The 2022-23 season will be Harlan's 38th year broadcasting the NBA. Seen with Reggie Miller (left) on March 9 in Memphis, Tennessee

The 2022-23 season will be Harlan’s 38th year broadcasting the NBA. Noticed with Reggie Miller (left) on March 9 in Memphis, Tennessee

Harlan stated he ‘voiced his concern’ to his bosses and would favor to stay clear of a comparable predicament in the future. 

‘You do not want to see how hot dogs are created,’ he stated. ‘It’s like if we place a camera on you if you happen to be writing one particular of your stories for The Athletic.

‘This is type of a individual space, and I have voiced my concern to each CBS and Turner.

‘It’s one particular explanation why [radio network] Westwood [One] does not have something in our booth. It did not even cross my thoughts.’

Harlan not too long ago wrapped up his 39th consecutive season performing NFL play-by-play, and 2022-23 will be his 38th year broadcasting the NBA. 

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