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The Los Angeles Lakers roster could look drastically different next season, but their games will sound just the same on 710 ESPN.
The Lakers signed radio play-by-play announcer John Ireland and color analyst Mychal Thompson to multi-year contract extensions, the team announced Monday.
Ireland, a fixture on the L.A. sports scene, took over as the team's radio play-by-play announcer last year after serving as the Lakers' TV sideline reporter since 2002. He previously called games as the Los Angeles Clippers' play-by-play announcer for five season. He is a four-time local Emmy Award winner and can be heard weekdays on the "Mason & Ireland Show" on 710 ESPN.
Thompson, will enter into his 10th season as the Lakers’ radio color analyst, and was a former player for the Lakers and was a member of the Lakers’ championship teams in 1987 and 1988. Thompson was able two offer a unique perspective on the league last season as two of his sons, Klay and Mychel, were rookies on the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, respectively.
Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.
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