Former Bulls P.A. Announcer Ray Clay Calls The 2012 Bulls Starting Lineup

It was 11 years ago this month that Clay met his fate, when Michael Jordan returned to the United Center for the first time as a member of the Washington Wizards. In the end, Clay was a casualty of the blood feud that defined the Bulls’ relationship with its franchise player.

Even now, a full decade later, the team refuses to discuss the incident that ultimately led to the NBA’s most iconic P.A. announcer being cast out of the temple. But Clay, who spoke only briefly about his termination at the time, recently opened up about that chapter of his life for ChicagoSide’s Chris Silva: “The NBA’s Best P.A. Announcer, A Decade After He Was Fired By The Chicago Bulls.”

He also lent us his voice for this Bulls lineup-call redux, a ChiSide original…

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