L.A. Lakers Games Have New Sideline Reporter: Heidi Watney


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Reason 3,498, 490 it sucks that there’s no NBA season: sideline reporter Heidi Watney is taking her talents back to her home state. Los Angeles Lakers telecasts on Time Warner will have a new sideline reporter in Watney (once the games actually happen); previously known for her extensive Boston Red Sox coverage.

If Watney looks too hot to be a reporter, so hot that in fact she distracts you from the actual news (what I call the Lisa Dergan rule), you’re not alone. She literally is a former beauty pageant contest.

We all want to see aesthetically pleasing people on television (yet Chicago Tribune Bears reporter Brad Biggs is on local tv almost every other day, in the third largest market, amazingly, see footnote 1) but there comes a point when the hotness is a story and it distracts you from the news.

From ESPN:

The popular host of “The Red Sox Report” and on-field reporter had followed fan favorites Hazel Mae and Tina Cervasio with NESN.

Watney worked for a television station in Fresno, Calif., before coming to Boston. She had attended the University of San Diego and is a former first runner-up in the Miss California pageant.

No word on who might replace Watney at NESN.

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For more about Watney/futher illustrations of her ridiculous hotness go here and here

1. Isn’t it HILARIOUS when someone with the last name “Biggs” happens to be morbidly obese. Even by sportswriter standards, he’s disgustingly overweight.

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