Stuart Burrell Lantz (born July 13, 1946) is an American former basketball player who is a television commentator for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Spectrum SportsNet.[1] He has been the Lakers' color commentator since 1987, sharing the microphone with Chick Hearn, Paul Sunderland, Joel Meyers and now Bill Macdonald. Lantz has won numerous awards for his work along the way. The Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association has named Lantz best radio commentator in six of the last seven years.

Stu Lantz
Stu Lantz (1968).jpg
Stu Lantz playing for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 1968.
Personal information
Born (1946-07-13) July 13, 1946 (age 73)
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolUniontown (Uniontown, Pennsylvania)
CollegeNebraska (1965–1968)
NBA draft1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the San Diego Rockets
Playing career1968–1976
Number22, 23
Career history
19681972San Diego / Houston Rockets
19721974Detroit Pistons
1974New Orleans Jazz
19741976Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points6,782 (12.4 ppg)
Rebounds1,820 (3.3 rpg)
Assists1,566 (2.9 apg)
Stats at

Lantz played in the National Basketball Association from 1968 until 1976. He was drafted by the San Diego Rockets in the third round (1st Pick, 23rd Overall) of the 1968 NBA draft and by the Oakland Oaks in the 1968 ABA Draft after attending the University of Nebraska.[2]


  1. ^ Lakers Broadcast Information LA Lakers official site
  2. ^ Then & Now: Stu Lantz Archived 2008-03-12 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed May 25, 2017.

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