It's been a long time since we've heard from Anthony Richardson. If doing commentary on computer vs. computer video-game simulations is an art form, he is truly said art form's Picasso. And if Anthony is Picasso, this video is his Guernica.
This may come as a surprise to many, but this video was actually a part of Barack Obama's reelection platform. I know this because Anthony says so in the beginning of the video and if there's one thing I've learned in life, always believe everything you hear from guys who do commentary over sports video games.
I don't really know what my favorite part of this video is, but it's probably just Anthony shouting "LAMPAAAARD!" during foul shots. Behold a pale horse, folks.
Last week, Grantland was pretty cool, right? It was just missing one thing. We were having a hard time putting our finger on it. Then it hit us: We needed a British guy commentating on video game basketball.
Anthony Richardson returns with another very, very funny video game playthrough of an NBA playoff matchup. Every week, Anthony brings his distinctly English sensibility and fleeting grasp of basketball and reality to the table, doing play-by-play and color commentary on a CPU vs. CPU playthrough of an NBA playoff game on NBA2K12.
Back in February, we wrote about Anthony Richardson, a brave new voice in NBA commentating. Or at least a brave new voice in commentating during computer vs. computer NBA 2K12 games. Well now it's time for you to be brave, because Richardson has trained his sense of humor, fleeting grasp of basketball rules and regulations, and fundamental misunderstanding on whether cheerleaders are actually in The Hunger Games or not, and brought it all to the NBA playoffs. Yes, amazing happens here. And in England.