Longtime sports broadcaster Fred Hickman, who shined alongside Nick Charles and helped release the sure community, died on Wednesday night.
He changed into 66.
Hickman was at CNN from the beginning and hosted “sports activities this night” with Charles on the community on its first day on the air in 1980. The duo thrived, frequently competing with ESPN’s “sports middle” during his 21 years with Turner. Hickman also hosted the primary version of “Inside the NBA” on TNT during the 1989-ninety season alongside stars like Craig Sager, Hannah storm, Tim Brando, and Vince Cellini.
Hickman is likewise liable for then-la Lakers famous person Shaquille O’Neal not being a unanimous MVP winner in 2000. Hickman changed into the lone media member to vote for someone aside from O’Neal, as a substitute selecting Philadelphia 76ers shield Allen Iverson.
Hickman then jumped to the yes network in 2001, in which he helped it release and become the primary anchor in the air for the following 12 months. Hickman additionally hung out with ESPN, where he was a “SportsCenter” anchor for four years, and with Fox, wherein he turned into a bunch for Atlanta Braves proclaims. Maximum these days, Hickman labored because of the anchor and coping with an editor at Black information Channel.