Coming Friday: Defending you D-Fenders job

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A round of applause — much louder than a golf clap — to Larry Burnett for calling games for the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League team, these last four seasons.

Not that it’s the best-kept media play-by-play secret in L.A. It’s just that you gotta know when they’re playing to want to hear what’s going on.

At the official NBA Website (linked here), the future is now, and Burnett — the former ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor who also does the WNBA’s Sparks — tells it like it is.

Usually, in an empty Staples Center. With only the players’ family and friends watching. All with the incentive to stick around to see the Lakers play later that night.

Friday’s conclusion to the 18th annual best-and-worst of the L.A. media focuses on the play-by-play men, and how Burnett has managed to creatively make D-Fenders game worth paying attention to.

== More on Burnett, his official website (linked here)

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