Every sports viewer has different coping mechanisms for dealing with their favorite team getting demolished on live television. For Hawks play-by-play broadcaster Bob Rathbun, that method of choice was cynicism.
The peak example of this came towards the end of Monday’s game between the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks, with Steph Curry on the verge of scoring 50 points. Curry drove towards the paint but stopped right around the free throw line to toss up a floater that went in. The shot brought the Chase Center crowd to its feet as the superstar guard reached the big numerical landmark everyone was waiting for.