NBA broadcaster Mike Breen may have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, but even a Hall of Famer isn’t immune to the occasional Freudian slip.
The Knicks play-by-play announcer was doing the Knicks-Celtics game for MSG on Sunday just one day after he was enshrined into the Hall when he made the unfortunate error of referring to Celtics big man Tacko Fall as “Taco Bell.”
Breen, being the professional that he is, quickly realized what he had just said.
“Did I just say Taco Bell?” he asked Walt Clyde Frazier, who told Breen he must be hungry.
“I need to get some sleep,” he said.
In addition to the moment of levity during the broadcast, Breen also received a nice standing ovation from the Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden to show their appreciation for the newly minted Hall of Fame announcer.