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For Marv Albert, Thursday will be a very special day

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Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

When he was a boy, Brooklyn native Marv Albert knew what he wanted to be when he grew up ... and he did something about it.

Neil Best writes, "As a teenaged errand boy in the Dodgers' ticket office at 215 Montague St., Albert said he was entitled to two tickets to every game at Ebbets Field. He often took advantage by sitting in a section to the right of announcers Vin Scully and Al Helfer and calling play-by-play himself into a tape recorder." (Scully still calls Dodger games in L.A.)

Albert is looking forward to Thursday as the culmination of that boyhood dream, when he gets to call the first nationally televised Brooklyn sports event his old employer abandoned the borough in 1957.

"It'll be real, the Knicks -Nets thing, now; it never was before," he told Best. "I am sure the opening night is going to be spectacular, just the team taking the court in a Brooklyn uniform. I think they're going to be a huge success."