With the NBA season in full swing, basketball fans are listening to the sounds of commentary from their favorite teams. They can hear the sounds of joy and anguish during big moments, many of which prompt comparisons to popular shows or movies. One example was a missed three-pointer by Charlotte Hornets' player Bismack Biyombo. The big center attempted a shot from the corner against the Memphis Grizzlies but missed, prompting a cry of "oh my goodness!" from the Hornets' announcer, which many said sounded just like Plankton from Spongebob Squarepants.
Within minutes of the now-viral call on Friday, fans were on social media discussing whether the team announcer was actually Mr. Lawrence, the voice behind Plankton. Several even posted a clip from Spongebob Squarepants to compare the two audio files. Those that watched the two videos proclaimed that the quotes were "identical" and that the game was now more entertaining.
Hornets commentary pic.twitter.com/HWCilyhz4s— STATSBOYE (@statsboye) January 2, 2021
bro sounds like plankton LMFAOO https://t.co/s460rlF610— kordell (@koordell) January 2, 2021
Eric Collins is the best commentator in the NBA, no debate.— Moth (@MothTBK) January 2, 2021
Bro😂😂😂😂— Recovering Steelers Fan (12-3) (@Pythoii) January 2, 2021
Wow major dub. That’s the best response I’ve ever seen.— Junior Kerby (@juniorkerby) January 2, 2021
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO— 🐍 (@MambaArmy24) January 2, 2021
i’m cryin man— kordell (@koordell) January 2, 2021
made sportscenter W pic.twitter.com/9X579wptO1— Yode 🤴🏿 (@justyode) January 3, 2021
nah why does he actually tho LMAOOO— WhosBreezy (@WhosBreezyUK) January 2, 2021
The announcer: pic.twitter.com/OAbDLceLnw— des mayne (@ayeWTF_des) January 2, 2021
Someone get the video of the guy cheering like patrick 😂— ʎǝɹ ☝️ (@deevonrey) January 3, 2021
lmaooo i can’t unhear it now😭😭— 💟 (@u_ou_ux_x) January 2, 2021
He didn't follow up with "SQUIDWARD!!!"— Oscar Barroso (@Skarrx24) January 5, 2021