Jon Barry: Failure to Communicate the Rules

One of the primary responsibilities of an announcer is to clearly communicate the rules to viewers.  Jon Barry, obviously, fails at this over and over.

There was a controversial ending of the Rockets Suns game on 2/24.  You can read the write-up of the rule, how it was called erroneously, and what should have happened here.

So JB and Dave Pasch saw that Howard was in the lane.  So did everyone else.  Dave Pasch also noticed that Gerald Green was in the lane, which should have resulted in a double lane violation and a jump ball.  Jon Barry just kept shouting about Howard being in the lane, rather than listening to Dave, realizing the rule, and communicating it.

Check it out in the video below.

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