There are many rumors regarding the late American sportscaster Francis Dayle’s “Chick” Hearn that he is racist. Let’s find out if Hearn was racist or not in this article.
Chick Hearn was an American sportscaster who worked for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 41 years as their play-by-play announcer.
Was Chick Hearn Racist?
We are not sure if Chick Hearn was racist or not. Hearn was respected by everyone when he used to be a sports commentator.
Even after most clubs elected to utilize various commentators for the different media, most of Hearn’s games in the television era were broadcast on both radio and television.
When he was a member of the Amateur Athletic Union basketball team at Bradley, teammates played a prank on him, earning him the nickname “Chick.”
Chick Hearn ‘Winning Time’ Story
Winning Time, an HBO series about the Los Angeles Lakers, has a stellar cast portraying real-life personalities from the NBA dynasty, including Chick Hearn.
Happy Birthday, Chick Hearn!@LAIreland paid tribute to the legend on #ChickHearnNight. Listen to John & @champagnennuts with the #LakeShow now on ESPNLA 710 📻 https://t.co/Wda75J3NBi pic.twitter.com/hJ4MVKlNdA
— ESPN Los Angeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) November 28, 2019
Spencer Garrett plays famed NBA commentator Chick Hearn, who performs play-by-play commentary for the Los Angeles Lakers in the film.
The series “Winning Time” on HBO analyzes the Los Angeles Lakers’ 1980s period, with a large cast portraying real-life figures.
At his death, Chick Hearn’s net worth had not been disclosed.
We are not sure how much money Chick earned throughout his career as a sportscaster.
For now, we can estimate that Chick’s net worth might be more than a million dollars.