After his stellar work during Tuesday night's game between the Lakers and Jazz, we can only hope TNT's Kevin Harlan calls more games for the purple and gold. Not only did he make the most emphatic and unintentionally hilarious call of the young season (Metta... World... PEACE!), but he even broke out an excellent impression of a comic book villain while working courtside at the Staples Center alongside Reggie Miller.
Harlan flexed his DC Comics knowledge during the third quarter when Utah's Devin Harris dove out of bounds in an attempt to keep the ball in play. Harris' hustle sent him flying over a few fans in the front row and one of those fans was caught by TNT cameras making what Miller and Harlan thought was a hysterical facial expression.
The fan, with a straw in his mouth as Harris kicked his drink, tried to turn in his seat and avoid the Jazz guard, but as TNT showed the replay in slow motion, Miller and Harlan couldn't hold back their laughter.
"What kind of expression is that?" Miller asked, which led to Harlan's breakout impression of the Penguin, one of Batman's archenemies.
"It looks like the Penguin or something. Yah, Batman! Aha!"
While it's common knowledge that Jack Nicholson -- who famously portrayed the Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" -- has a courtside seat for Lakers games. With Harlan having identified the Penguin on the scene, it's possible that the Staples Center is a veritable Legion of Doom.
Or Harlan could merely be hoping that he can earn the next sports-related cameo in a Batman film. After all, Hines Ward is featured prominently in a football scene inthe trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises." Could Gotham City hoops be next?
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