From High School To Handles In High Heels, Here’s Doris Burke’s Best Basketball Highlights
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If Drake is still alive, can someone show him this video of his crush, NBA analyst Doris Burke (who should be calling games with Chauncey Billups), crushing her competition in a high school championship tournament?
Long before Drake started wearing “Woman Crush Everyday” shirts showing Burke’s face or video clips of Burke showing off her handles in high heels were going viral, the woman Jeff Van Gundy called “the LeBron James of Sportscasters” was a New Jersey point guard by the name of Doris Sable. In a must-read NJ.com story titled The Making of Doris Burke: How The Jersey Shore Shaped America’s Best Basketball Broadcaster, Joseph Atmonavage takes us back to the mid 70s, when Dr J was dominating the ABA, Kareem was racking up MVP awards with the Milwaukee Bucks and a 7-year-old Doris — the youngest of eight kids — was discovering her love for the game of basketball.
“I literally picked that ball up as a 7-year-old and I have not put it down to this day.”
In honor of the piece and the basketball journey of the 52-years-young Burke, who went on to become her high school’s all-time leading scorer and an All-Big East player in college before becoming the LeBron of Sportscasters, here’s a few of my favorite basketball clips of her, her handles and ability to handle any player in an interview.
DORIS AND DRAKE
EMOTIONAL INTERVIEW WITH ISAIAH THOMAS
DORIS & BECKY HAMMON
BALLING IN NBA2K