Jim Donovan looks back at the life of Cleveland Cavaliers television announcer Fred McLeod


BIGGEST BIGGEST SURPRISE. BIGGEST SURPRISE.
>>BIGGEST SURPRISE.
>>YOU’RE BIGGEST SURPRISE.
>>YOU’RE WATCHING BIGGEST SURPRISE.
>>YOU’RE WATCHING CHANNEL BIGGEST SURPRISE.
>>YOU’RE WATCHING CHANNEL 3>>YOU’RE WATCHING CHANNEL 3>>YOU’RE WATCHING CHANNEL 3
NEWS>>YOU’RE WATCHING CHANNEL 3
NEWS AT>>YOU’RE WATCHING CHANNEL 3
NEWS AT 6:00. NEWS AT 6:00. NEWS AT 6:00.
>>NEWS AT 6:00.
>>LEBRON, NEWS AT 6:00.
>>LEBRON, THE NEWS AT 6:00.
>>LEBRON, THE CAVS NEWS AT 6:00.
>>LEBRON, THE CAVS CORNER>>LEBRON, THE CAVS CORNER>>LEBRON, THE CAVS CORNER
SHOOTS,>>LEBRON, THE CAVS CORNER
SHOOTS, FIRES. SHOOTS, FIRES. SHOOTS, FIRES.
TAKE SHOOTS, FIRES.
TAKE THAT SHOOTS, FIRES.
TAKE THAT CHICAGO. TAKE THAT CHICAGO. TAKE THAT CHICAGO.
WE’RE TAKE THAT CHICAGO.
WE’RE COMING TAKE THAT CHICAGO.
WE’RE COMING BACK TAKE THAT CHICAGO.
WE’RE COMING BACK TO TAKE THAT CHICAGO.
WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE TAKE THAT CHICAGO.
WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE Q. WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE Q. WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE Q.
>>WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE Q.
>>A WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE Q.
>>A VOICE WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE Q.
>>A VOICE FOR WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE Q.
>>A VOICE FOR THE WE’RE COMING BACK TO THE Q.
>>A VOICE FOR THE AGES>>A VOICE FOR THE AGES>>A VOICE FOR THE AGES
SUDDENLY>>A VOICE FOR THE AGES
SUDDENLY SILENCED. SUDDENLY SILENCED. SUDDENLY SILENCED.
TONIGHT, SUDDENLY SILENCED.
TONIGHT, WE’RE SUDDENLY SILENCED.
TONIGHT, WE’RE REMEMBERING SUDDENLY SILENCED.
TONIGHT, WE’RE REMEMBERING FRED TONIGHT, WE’RE REMEMBERING FRED TONIGHT, WE’RE REMEMBERING FRED
McLEOD. McLEOD. McLEOD.
HE McLEOD.
HE DIED McLEOD.
HE DIED AT McLEOD.
HE DIED AT THE McLEOD.
HE DIED AT THE AGE McLEOD.
HE DIED AT THE AGE OF McLEOD.
HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 67. HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 67. HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 67.
JIMMY HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 67.
JIMMY DONOVAN HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 67.
JIMMY DONOVAN WAS HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 67.
JIMMY DONOVAN WAS A HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 67.
JIMMY DONOVAN WAS A COLLEAGUE. JIMMY DONOVAN WAS A COLLEAGUE. JIMMY DONOVAN WAS A COLLEAGUE.
SADDENED JIMMY DONOVAN WAS A COLLEAGUE.
SADDENED SHOCKING. SADDENED SHOCKING. SADDENED SHOCKING.
>>SADDENED SHOCKING.
>>THIS SADDENED SHOCKING.
>>THIS NEWS SADDENED SHOCKING.
>>THIS NEWS COMING SADDENED SHOCKING.
>>THIS NEWS COMING AS SADDENED SHOCKING.
>>THIS NEWS COMING AS FRED>>THIS NEWS COMING AS FRED>>THIS NEWS COMING AS FRED
McLEOD>>THIS NEWS COMING AS FRED
McLEOD HAS>>THIS NEWS COMING AS FRED
McLEOD HAS PASSED>>THIS NEWS COMING AS FRED
McLEOD HAS PASSED AWAY. McLEOD HAS PASSED AWAY. McLEOD HAS PASSED AWAY.
FRED McLEOD HAS PASSED AWAY.
FRED WAS McLEOD HAS PASSED AWAY.
FRED WAS FOUR McLEOD HAS PASSED AWAY.
FRED WAS FOUR OR McLEOD HAS PASSED AWAY.
FRED WAS FOUR OR FIVE McLEOD HAS PASSED AWAY.
FRED WAS FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS FRED WAS FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS FRED WAS FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS
AWAY FRED WAS FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS
AWAY FROM FRED WAS FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS
AWAY FROM GETTING FRED WAS FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS
AWAY FROM GETTING INTO FRED WAS FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS
AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE
SADDLE AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE
SADDLE AND AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE
SADDLE AND DOING AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE
SADDLE AND DOING WHAT AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE
SADDLE AND DOING WHAT HE AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE
SADDLE AND DOING WHAT HE LOVED SADDLE AND DOING WHAT HE LOVED SADDLE AND DOING WHAT HE LOVED
TO SADDLE AND DOING WHAT HE LOVED
TO DO. TO DO. TO DO.
TO TO DO.
TO GET TO DO.
TO GET BACK TO DO.
TO GET BACK IN TO DO.
TO GET BACK IN AND TO DO.
TO GET BACK IN AND CALL TO DO.
TO GET BACK IN AND CALL PLAY-BY- TO GET BACK IN AND CALL PLAY-BY- TO GET BACK IN AND CALL PLAY-BY-
PLAY TO GET BACK IN AND CALL PLAY-BY-
PLAY GAMES TO GET BACK IN AND CALL PLAY-BY-
PLAY GAMES FOR TO GET BACK IN AND CALL PLAY-BY-
PLAY GAMES FOR THE TO GET BACK IN AND CALL PLAY-BY-
PLAY GAMES FOR THE CAVALIERS, PLAY GAMES FOR THE CAVALIERS, PLAY GAMES FOR THE CAVALIERS,
SOMETHING PLAY GAMES FOR THE CAVALIERS,
SOMETHING HE PLAY GAMES FOR THE CAVALIERS,
SOMETHING HE DID PLAY GAMES FOR THE CAVALIERS,
SOMETHING HE DID SO PLAY GAMES FOR THE CAVALIERS,
SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY PLAY GAMES FOR THE CAVALIERS,
SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN
AND SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN
AND WITH SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN
AND WITH SO SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN
AND WITH SO MUCH SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN
AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN
AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN SOMETHING HE DID SO VERY WOMEN
AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN HIS AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN HIS AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN HIS
VOICE AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN HIS
VOICE NO AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN HIS
VOICE NO MATTER AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN HIS
VOICE NO MATTER WHAT AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN HIS
VOICE NO MATTER WHAT THE AND WITH SO MUCH PASSION IN HIS
VOICE NO MATTER WHAT THE SCORE VOICE NO MATTER WHAT THE SCORE VOICE NO MATTER WHAT THE SCORE
WAS. WAS. WAS.
SO WAS.
SO HE WAS.
SO HE LOVED WAS.
SO HE LOVED BEING WAS.
SO HE LOVED BEING THE WAS.
SO HE LOVED BEING THE VOICE WAS.
SO HE LOVED BEING THE VOICE OF SO HE LOVED BEING THE VOICE OF SO HE LOVED BEING THE VOICE OF
THE SO HE LOVED BEING THE VOICE OF
THE CAVALIERS. THE CAVALIERS. THE CAVALIERS.
HE THE CAVALIERS.
HE ADORED THE CAVALIERS.
HE ADORED HIS THE CAVALIERS.
HE ADORED HIS WIFE THE CAVALIERS.
HE ADORED HIS WIFE BETH THE CAVALIERS.
HE ADORED HIS WIFE BETH AND THE CAVALIERS.
HE ADORED HIS WIFE BETH AND WAS HE ADORED HIS WIFE BETH AND WAS HE ADORED HIS WIFE BETH AND WAS
A HE ADORED HIS WIFE BETH AND WAS
A PROUD HE ADORED HIS WIFE BETH AND WAS
A PROUD DAD. A PROUD DAD. A PROUD DAD.
HIS A PROUD DAD.
HIS PASSING A PROUD DAD.
HIS PASSING HISSES A PROUD DAD.
HIS PASSING HISSES US, A PROUD DAD.
HIS PASSING HISSES US, TOO, A PROUD DAD.
HIS PASSING HISSES US, TOO, HIS HIS PASSING HISSES US, TOO, HIS HIS PASSING HISSES US, TOO, HIS
EXTENDED HIS PASSING HISSES US, TOO, HIS
EXTENDED FAMILY. EXTENDED FAMILY. EXTENDED FAMILY.
THE EXTENDED FAMILY.
THE CAVALIERS EXTENDED FAMILY.
THE CAVALIERS HAVE EXTENDED FAMILY.
THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST EXTENDED FAMILY.
THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST THEIR THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST THEIR THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST THEIR
VOICE THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST THEIR
VOICE TODAY THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST THEIR
VOICE TODAY AND THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST THEIR
VOICE TODAY AND WE THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST THEIR
VOICE TODAY AND WE LOST THE CAVALIERS HAVE LOST THEIR
VOICE TODAY AND WE LOST OUR VOICE TODAY AND WE LOST OUR VOICE TODAY AND WE LOST OUR
FRIEND. FRIEND. FRIEND.
FRED FRIEND.
FRED McLEOD, FRIEND.
FRED McLEOD, THE FRIEND.
FRED McLEOD, THE VOICE FRIEND.
FRED McLEOD, THE VOICE OF FRIEND.
FRED McLEOD, THE VOICE OF THE FRED McLEOD, THE VOICE OF THE FRED McLEOD, THE VOICE OF THE
CAVALIERS FRED McLEOD, THE VOICE OF THE
CAVALIERS SINCE FRED McLEOD, THE VOICE OF THE
CAVALIERS SINCE 2006 FRED McLEOD, THE VOICE OF THE
CAVALIERS SINCE 2006 PASSED CAVALIERS SINCE 2006 PASSED CAVALIERS SINCE 2006 PASSED
AWAY CAVALIERS SINCE 2006 PASSED
AWAY TODAY. AWAY TODAY. AWAY TODAY.
HE AWAY TODAY.
HE WAS AWAY TODAY.
HE WAS 67. HE WAS 67. HE WAS 67.
WE HE WAS 67.
WE ALL HE WAS 67.
WE ALL SPENT HE WAS 67.
WE ALL SPENT A HE WAS 67.
WE ALL SPENT A FALL HE WAS 67.
WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND HE WAS 67.
WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND WINTER WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND WINTER WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND WINTER
NIGHT WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND WINTER
NIGHT WITH WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND WINTER
NIGHT WITH FRED WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND WINTER
NIGHT WITH FRED AND WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND WINTER
NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS WE ALL SPENT A FALL AND WINTER
NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS PARTNER NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS PARTNER NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS PARTNER
AUSTIN NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS PARTNER
AUSTIN CARR NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS PARTNER
AUSTIN CARR AND NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS PARTNER
AUSTIN CARR AND FRED NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS PARTNER
AUSTIN CARR AND FRED DID NIGHT WITH FRED AND HIS PARTNER
AUSTIN CARR AND FRED DID THAT AUSTIN CARR AND FRED DID THAT AUSTIN CARR AND FRED DID THAT
WITH AUSTIN CARR AND FRED DID THAT
WITH STYLE, AUSTIN CARR AND FRED DID THAT
WITH STYLE, PROFESSIONALISM AUSTIN CARR AND FRED DID THAT
WITH STYLE, PROFESSIONALISM AND WITH STYLE, PROFESSIONALISM AND WITH STYLE, PROFESSIONALISM AND
AN WITH STYLE, PROFESSIONALISM AND
AN UNMATCHED WITH STYLE, PROFESSIONALISM AND
AN UNMATCHED PASSION. AN UNMATCHED PASSION. AN UNMATCHED PASSION.
THAT AN UNMATCHED PASSION.
THAT PASSION AN UNMATCHED PASSION.
THAT PASSION WAS AN UNMATCHED PASSION.
THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED AN UNMATCHED PASSION.
THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED ON THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED ON THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED ON
THAT THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED ON
THAT JUNE THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED ON
THAT JUNE NIGHT THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED ON
THAT JUNE NIGHT IN THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED ON
THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 THAT PASSION WAS REWARDED ON
THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 WHEN THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 WHEN THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 WHEN
FROM THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 WHEN
FROM THE THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 WHEN
FROM THE RAFTERS THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 WHEN
FROM THE RAFTERS OF THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 WHEN
FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE THAT JUNE NIGHT IN 2016 WHEN
FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE
ARENA FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE
ARENA HE FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE
ARENA HE CALL FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE
ARENA HE CALL THE FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE
ARENA HE CALL THE CAVS FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE
ARENA HE CALL THE CAVS WIN FROM THE RAFTERS OF THE ORACLE
ARENA HE CALL THE CAVS WIN AND ARENA HE CALL THE CAVS WIN AND ARENA HE CALL THE CAVS WIN AND
CLEVELAND’S ARENA HE CALL THE CAVS WIN AND
CLEVELAND’S HISTORIC CLEVELAND’S HISTORIC CLEVELAND’S HISTORIC
CHAMPIONSHIP. CHAMPIONSHIP. CHAMPIONSHIP.
THAT CHAMPIONSHIP.
THAT VIDEO, CHAMPIONSHIP.
THAT VIDEO, SHOT CHAMPIONSHIP.
THAT VIDEO, SHOT BY CHAMPIONSHIP.
THAT VIDEO, SHOT BY HIS CHAMPIONSHIP.
THAT VIDEO, SHOT BY HIS AMAZING THAT VIDEO, SHOT BY HIS AMAZING THAT VIDEO, SHOT BY HIS AMAZING
AND THAT VIDEO, SHOT BY HIS AMAZING
AND LOVING THAT VIDEO, SHOT BY HIS AMAZING
AND LOVING WIFE THAT VIDEO, SHOT BY HIS AMAZING
AND LOVING WIFE BEPGHT. AND LOVING WIFE BEPGHT. AND LOVING WIFE BEPGHT.
FRED AND LOVING WIFE BEPGHT.
FRED WAS AND LOVING WIFE BEPGHT.
FRED WAS A AND LOVING WIFE BEPGHT.
FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING AND LOVING WIFE BEPGHT.
FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING LIFER FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING LIFER FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING LIFER
CLEVELAND FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING LIFER
CLEVELAND WAY FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING LIFER
CLEVELAND WAY BACK FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING LIFER
CLEVELAND WAY BACK IN FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING LIFER
CLEVELAND WAY BACK IN THE FRED WAS A SPORTSCASTING LIFER
CLEVELAND WAY BACK IN THE ’70s, CLEVELAND WAY BACK IN THE ’70s, CLEVELAND WAY BACK IN THE ’70s,
DETROIT CLEVELAND WAY BACK IN THE ’70s,
DETROIT FOR CLEVELAND WAY BACK IN THE ’70s,
DETROIT FOR DECADES. DETROIT FOR DECADES. DETROIT FOR DECADES.
>>DETROIT FOR DECADES.
>>I’M DETROIT FOR DECADES.
>>I’M FRED DETROIT FOR DECADES.
>>I’M FRED McLEOD.>>I’M FRED McLEOD.>>I’M FRED McLEOD.
>>>>I’M FRED McLEOD.
>>Reporter:>>I’M FRED McLEOD.
>>Reporter: AND>>I’M FRED McLEOD.
>>Reporter: AND THEN>>I’M FRED McLEOD.
>>Reporter: AND THEN BACK>>I’M FRED McLEOD.
>>Reporter: AND THEN BACK HOME>>Reporter: AND THEN BACK HOME>>Reporter: AND THEN BACK HOME
TO>>Reporter: AND THEN BACK HOME
TO DESCRIBE>>Reporter: AND THEN BACK HOME
TO DESCRIBE TWO>>Reporter: AND THEN BACK HOME
TO DESCRIBE TWO AMAZING>>Reporter: AND THEN BACK HOME
TO DESCRIBE TWO AMAZING RUNS TO DESCRIBE TWO AMAZING RUNS TO DESCRIBE TWO AMAZING RUNS
WITH TO DESCRIBE TWO AMAZING RUNS
WITH LEBRON TO DESCRIBE TWO AMAZING RUNS
WITH LEBRON JAMES. WITH LEBRON JAMES. WITH LEBRON JAMES.
LEBRON WITH LEBRON JAMES.
LEBRON EXPRESSED WITH LEBRON JAMES.
LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS WITH LEBRON JAMES.
LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHIES LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHIES LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHIES
TO LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHIES
TO THE LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHIES
TO THE MOON LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHIES
TO THE MOON CALLED LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHIES
TO THE MOON CALLED THOUSANDS LEBRON EXPRESSED HIS SYMPATHIES
TO THE MOON CALLED THOUSANDS OF TO THE MOON CALLED THOUSANDS OF TO THE MOON CALLED THOUSANDS OF
HIS TO THE MOON CALLED THOUSANDS OF
HIS POINTS. HIS POINTS. HIS POINTS.
THE HIS POINTS.
THE VOICE HIS POINTS.
THE VOICE OF HIS POINTS.
THE VOICE OF A HIS POINTS.
THE VOICE OF A THEME HIS POINTS.
THE VOICE OF A THEME BECOMES THE VOICE OF A THEME BECOMES THE VOICE OF A THEME BECOMES
FAMILY THE VOICE OF A THEME BECOMES
FAMILY IN THE VOICE OF A THEME BECOMES
FAMILY IN A THE VOICE OF A THEME BECOMES
FAMILY IN A CITY. FAMILY IN A CITY. FAMILY IN A CITY.
YOU FAMILY IN A CITY.
YOU GET FAMILY IN A CITY.
YOU GET TO FAMILY IN A CITY.
YOU GET TO KNOW FAMILY IN A CITY.
YOU GET TO KNOW EVERYTHING YOU GET TO KNOW EVERYTHING YOU GET TO KNOW EVERYTHING
ABOUT YOU GET TO KNOW EVERYTHING
ABOUT THEM. ABOUT THEM. ABOUT THEM.
FRED ABOUT THEM.
FRED McLEOD ABOUT THEM.
FRED McLEOD ALWAYS ABOUT THEM.
FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED ABOUT THEM.
FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED THE FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED THE FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED THE
CAVS FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED THE
CAVS TO FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED THE
CAVS TO WIN, FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED THE
CAVS TO WIN, NO FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED THE
CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT FRED McLEOD ALWAYS WANTED THE
CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT
THAT CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT
THAT AND CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT
THAT AND EVEN CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT
THAT AND EVEN WHEN CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT
THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT
THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN ON CAVS TO WIN, NO DOUBT ABOUT
THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN ON THE THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN ON THE THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN ON THE
SCOREBOARD, THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN ON THE
SCOREBOARD, THEY THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN ON THE
SCOREBOARD, THEY WERE THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN ON THE
SCOREBOARD, THEY WERE NEVER THAT AND EVEN WHEN DOWN ON THE
SCOREBOARD, THEY WERE NEVER OUT SCOREBOARD, THEY WERE NEVER OUT SCOREBOARD, THEY WERE NEVER OUT
OF SCOREBOARD, THEY WERE NEVER OUT
OF THE SCOREBOARD, THEY WERE NEVER OUT
OF THE GAME. OF THE GAME. OF THE GAME.
FRED OF THE GAME.
FRED PREACHED OF THE GAME.
FRED PREACHED HOPE. FRED PREACHED HOPE. FRED PREACHED HOPE.
SO FRED PREACHED HOPE.
SO TO FRED PREACHED HOPE.
SO TO THE FRED PREACHED HOPE.
SO TO THE MAN FRED PREACHED HOPE.
SO TO THE MAN WHO FRED PREACHED HOPE.
SO TO THE MAN WHO COINED FRED PREACHED HOPE.
SO TO THE MAN WHO COINED MANY SO TO THE MAN WHO COINED MANY SO TO THE MAN WHO COINED MANY
CATCH SO TO THE MAN WHO COINED MANY
CATCH PHRASES SO TO THE MAN WHO COINED MANY
CATCH PHRASES LIKE SO TO THE MAN WHO COINED MANY
CATCH PHRASES LIKE HE’S CATCH PHRASES LIKE HE’S CATCH PHRASES LIKE HE’S
SHUFFLING CATCH PHRASES LIKE HE’S
SHUFFLING HIS CATCH PHRASES LIKE HE’S
SHUFFLING HIS SHOES CATCH PHRASES LIKE HE’S
SHUFFLING HIS SHOES ON CATCH PHRASES LIKE HE’S
SHUFFLING HIS SHOES ON A SHUFFLING HIS SHOES ON A SHUFFLING HIS SHOES ON A
TRAVEL. TRAVEL. TRAVEL.
HE TRAVEL.
HE WENT TRAVEL.
HE WENT RIGHT TRAVEL.
HE WENT RIGHT DOWN TRAVEL.
HE WENT RIGHT DOWN EUCLID HE WENT RIGHT DOWN EUCLID HE WENT RIGHT DOWN EUCLID
AVENUE HE WENT RIGHT DOWN EUCLID
AVENUE FOR HE WENT RIGHT DOWN EUCLID
AVENUE FOR A HE WENT RIGHT DOWN EUCLID
AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY HE WENT RIGHT DOWN EUCLID
AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY DUNK HE WENT RIGHT DOWN EUCLID
AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY DUNK AND AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY DUNK AND AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY DUNK AND
THREE AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY DUNK AND
THREE POINT AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY DUNK AND
THREE POINT SHOT AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY DUNK AND
THREE POINT SHOT THAT AVENUE FOR A BREAKAWAY DUNK AND
THREE POINT SHOT THAT SWISHED THREE POINT SHOT THAT SWISHED THREE POINT SHOT THAT SWISHED
THROUGH, THREE POINT SHOT THAT SWISHED
THROUGH, WE THREE POINT SHOT THAT SWISHED
THROUGH, WE HAVE THREE POINT SHOT THAT SWISHED
THROUGH, WE HAVE TO THREE POINT SHOT THAT SWISHED
THROUGH, WE HAVE TO SAY THREE POINT SHOT THAT SWISHED
THROUGH, WE HAVE TO SAY GOOD- THROUGH, WE HAVE TO SAY GOOD- THROUGH, WE HAVE TO SAY GOOD-
BYE. BYE. BYE.
>>BYE.
>>YOU BYE.
>>YOU DID BYE.
>>YOU DID IT.>>YOU DID IT.>>YOU DID IT.
>>>>YOU DID IT.
>>Reporter:>>YOU DID IT.
>>Reporter: FRED>>YOU DID IT.
>>Reporter: FRED CALLS>>YOU DID IT.
>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY
CAVS>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY
CAVS WIN>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY
CAVS WIN A>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY
CAVS WIN A WINE>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY
CAVS WIN A WINE AND>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY
CAVS WIN A WINE AND GOLD>>Reporter: FRED CALLS EVERY
CAVS WIN A WINE AND GOLD WINNER CAVS WIN A WINE AND GOLD WINNER CAVS WIN A WINE AND GOLD WINNER
AND CAVS WIN A WINE AND GOLD WINNER
AND HELP CAVS WIN A WINE AND GOLD WINNER
AND HELP CERTAINLY CAVS WIN A WINE AND GOLD WINNER
AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS CAVS WIN A WINE AND GOLD WINNER
AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE. AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE. AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE.
>>AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE.
>>I AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE.
>>I CAN AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE.
>>I CAN TELL AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE.
>>I CAN TELL YOU AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE.
>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, AND HELP CERTAINLY WAS ONE.
>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, FRED>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, FRED>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, FRED
HAVING>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, FRED
HAVING GREAT>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, FRED
HAVING GREAT ROOTS>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, FRED
HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, FRED
HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS, FRED
HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY
OF HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY
OF DETROIT HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY
OF DETROIT HE HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY
OF DETROIT HE WAS HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY
OF DETROIT HE WAS THE HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY
OF DETROIT HE WAS THE VOICE HAVING GREAT ROOTS IN THE CITY
OF DETROIT HE WAS THE VOICE FOR OF DETROIT HE WAS THE VOICE FOR OF DETROIT HE WAS THE VOICE FOR
THE OF DETROIT HE WAS THE VOICE FOR
THE TELECAST. THE TELECAST. THE TELECAST.
HE THE TELECAST.
HE WAS THE TELECAST.
HE WAS PREPARING THE TELECAST.
HE WAS PREPARING FOR THE TELECAST.
HE WAS PREPARING FOR THE THE TELECAST.
HE WAS PREPARING FOR THE GAME HE WAS PREPARING FOR THE GAME HE WAS PREPARING FOR THE GAME
LIKE HE WAS PREPARING FOR THE GAME
LIKE THE HE WAS PREPARING FOR THE GAME
LIKE THE SUPER HE WAS PREPARING FOR THE GAME
LIKE THE SUPER BOWL. LIKE THE SUPER BOWL. LIKE THE SUPER BOWL.
THAT LIKE THE SUPER BOWL.
THAT WAS LIKE THE SUPER BOWL.
THAT WAS FRED. THAT WAS FRED. THAT WAS FRED.
SO THAT WAS FRED.
SO EVERY THAT WAS FRED.
SO EVERY NIGHT THAT WAS FRED.
SO EVERY NIGHT HERE THAT WAS FRED.
SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT THAT WAS FRED.
SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT CHANNEL SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT CHANNEL SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT CHANNEL
3, SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT CHANNEL
3, TWO SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT CHANNEL
3, TWO NIGHTS SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT CHANNEL
3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT CHANNEL
3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE SO EVERY NIGHT HERE AT CHANNEL
3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME 3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME 3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME
FRED 3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME
FRED WOULD 3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME
FRED WOULD GIVE 3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME
FRED WOULD GIVE ME 3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME
FRED WOULD GIVE ME A 3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME
FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, 3, TWO NIGHTS BEFORE THE GAME
FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, JIM FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, JIM FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, JIM
MIXER FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, JIM
MIXER TELL FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, JIM
MIXER TELL ME FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, JIM
MIXER TELL ME ABOUT FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, JIM
MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS FRED WOULD GIVE ME A CALL, JIM
MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY. MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY. MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY.
TELL MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY.
TELL ME MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY.
TELL ME ABOUT MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY.
TELL ME ABOUT THIS MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY.
TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY.
TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY.
TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I MIXER TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY.
TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I CAN TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I CAN TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I CAN
MAKE TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I CAN
MAKE THE TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I CAN
MAKE THE TELECAST TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I CAN
MAKE THE TELECAST A TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I CAN
MAKE THE TELECAST A LITTLE TELL ME ABOUT THIS GUY SO I CAN
MAKE THE TELECAST A LITTLE BIT MAKE THE TELECAST A LITTLE BIT MAKE THE TELECAST A LITTLE BIT
BETTER. BETTER. BETTER.
I BETTER.
I AM BETTER.
I AM SAD BETTER.
I AM SAD FOR BETTER.
I AM SAD FOR FRED BETTER.
I AM SAD FOR FRED McLEOD BETTER.
I AM SAD FOR FRED McLEOD AND I AM SAD FOR FRED McLEOD AND I AM SAD FOR FRED McLEOD AND
HIS I AM SAD FOR FRED McLEOD AND
HIS WIFE I AM SAD FOR FRED McLEOD AND
HIS WIFE AND I AM SAD FOR FRED McLEOD AND
HIS WIFE AND FAMILY. HIS WIFE AND FAMILY. HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.
>>HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.
>>JUST HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.
>>JUST A HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.
>>JUST A WONDERFUL HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.
>>JUST A WONDERFUL HUMAN HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.
>>JUST A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING>>JUST A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING>>JUST A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING
IN>>JUST A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING
IN GENERAL. IN GENERAL. IN GENERAL.
>>IN GENERAL.
>>HE’S IN GENERAL.
>>HE’S AMAZING.>>HE’S AMAZING.>>HE’S AMAZING.
HE>>HE’S AMAZING.
HE WAS>>HE’S AMAZING.
HE WAS AMAZING. HE WAS AMAZING. HE WAS AMAZING.
IT’S HE WAS AMAZING.
IT’S HARD HE WAS AMAZING.
IT’S HARD TO HE WAS AMAZING.
IT’S HARD TO PUT HE WAS AMAZING.
IT’S HARD TO PUT THIS HE WAS AMAZING.
IT’S HARD TO PUT THIS IN HE WAS AMAZING.
IT’S HARD TO PUT THIS IN THE IT’S HARD TO PUT THIS IN THE IT’S HARD TO PUT THIS IN THE
PAST. PAST. PAST.
HE PAST.
HE WENT PAST.
HE WENT THROUGH PAST.
HE WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING PAST.
HE WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING WITH HE WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING WITH HE WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING WITH
THE HE WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING WITH
THE CAVALIERS. THE CAVALIERS. THE CAVALIERS.
HE THE CAVALIERS.
HE WAS THE CAVALIERS.
HE WAS WITH THE CAVALIERS.
HE WAS WITH LEBRON THE CAVALIERS.
HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN THE CAVALIERS.
HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE THE CAVALIERS.
HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE WAS HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE WAS HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE WAS
FIRST HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE WAS
FIRST HERE HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE WAS
FIRST HERE AND HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE WAS
FIRST HERE AND GOING HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE WAS
FIRST HERE AND GOING BACK HE WAS WITH LEBRON WHEN HE WAS
FIRST HERE AND GOING BACK DOWN FIRST HERE AND GOING BACK DOWN FIRST HERE AND GOING BACK DOWN
AND FIRST HERE AND GOING BACK DOWN
AND REBUILDING FIRST HERE AND GOING BACK DOWN
AND REBUILDING WHEN FIRST HERE AND GOING BACK DOWN
AND REBUILDING WHEN THE FIRST HERE AND GOING BACK DOWN
AND REBUILDING WHEN THE EXAF AND REBUILDING WHEN THE EXAF AND REBUILDING WHEN THE EXAF
PLEASER AND REBUILDING WHEN THE EXAF
PLEASER WERE AND REBUILDING WHEN THE EXAF
PLEASER WERE LOSING AND REBUILDING WHEN THE EXAF
PLEASER WERE LOSING A AND REBUILDING WHEN THE EXAF
PLEASER WERE LOSING A LOT AND REBUILDING WHEN THE EXAF
PLEASER WERE LOSING A LOT OF PLEASER WERE LOSING A LOT OF PLEASER WERE LOSING A LOT OF
NIGHTS PLEASER WERE LOSING A LOT OF
NIGHTS AND PLEASER WERE LOSING A LOT OF
NIGHTS AND LEBRON PLEASER WERE LOSING A LOT OF
NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES PLEASER WERE LOSING A LOT OF
NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK
AND NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK
AND YOU’RE NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK
AND YOU’RE AT NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK
AND YOU’RE AT THE NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK
AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK
AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP OF NIGHTS AND LEBRON COMES BACK
AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP OF THE AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP OF THE AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP OF THE
MOUNTAIN AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP OF THE
MOUNTAIN AND AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP OF THE
MOUNTAIN AND YOU AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP OF THE
MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD AND YOU’RE AT THE TOP OF THE
MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD BUT MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD BUT MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD BUT
WITH MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD BUT
WITH FRED MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD BUT
WITH FRED IT MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD BUT
WITH FRED IT WAS MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD BUT
WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS MOUNTAIN AND YOU REBUILD BUT
WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS A WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS A WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS A
CHANCE WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS A
CHANCE FOR WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS A
CHANCE FOR THE WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS A
CHANCE FOR THE EXPAF WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS A
CHANCE FOR THE EXPAF LEASER WITH FRED IT WAS ALWAYS A
CHANCE FOR THE EXPAF LEASER TO CHANCE FOR THE EXPAF LEASER TO CHANCE FOR THE EXPAF LEASER TO
WIN. WIN. WIN.
EVEN WIN.
EVEN IF WIN.
EVEN IF THEY WIN.
EVEN IF THEY WERE WIN.
EVEN IF THEY WERE DOWN

6 thoughts on “Jim Donovan looks back at the life of Cleveland Cavaliers television announcer Fred McLeod

  1. Damn I remember when LeBron first came Back to Cleveland and Said in his first video he was one of the reasons he came back to the land🤦‍♂️ Rest in Peace Fred💪

  2. Great broadcaster … the best in the NBA. He made watching Cavalier games exciting! After watching basketball for five decades, he reminded me in some ways of the great Los Angeles Lakers Chick Hearn. In fact, as a tandem with Austin Carr, these two were the most captivating out of all of today’s announcing duos. It gave you chills when these two echoed “right down Euclid; “throw the hammer down”; etc. Even when LeBron left the team the first time on to Miami, via the NBA league pass, I always found myself flipping the channel back to Fred’s broadcast. But how you knew and what made Fred McLeod great was that he made broadcasting players like Anderson Varejao, Romone Sessions, Boobie Gibson, and Alonzo Gee feel like Superstars to the listening audience. You will be in an ever better place now and will be sadly missed my friend.

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