Bradley Beal game-winner video brings Steve Buckhantz ‘Dagger’

January 8, 2013

Media members and fans have spent much of this Wizards season feeling sorry for Comcast SportsNet’s broadcasting team of Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier, who’ve had to watch a lot of losses.

“Steve Buckhantz, we’re gonna get you hazard pay, you and Phil Chenier,” Charles Barkley said at one point.

Monday night brought a rare respite. Not only did the Wizards win, but they did in dramatic, last-second fashion, allowing Buckhantz to finally unleash his signature “Daggggggerrrrrr!!” call, as heard above.


By Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty.

 

“Utterly therapeutic,” Buckhantz told me, in a brief e-mail exchange. “Felt like I was getting 28 gut-wrenching losses out of my system.”

The fans evidently felt the same way. Via reader @jordanlrose, check out the crowd’s reaction to Beal’s shot. You don’t see such elation from fans of a 5-28 team very frequently.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things DC sports at the DC Sports Bog.
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