NBA Announcer Suffers Medical Emergency On Live TV

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Sportscaster Bob Rathbun suffered an on-air medical emergency during an Atlanta Hawks basketball game.

Rathbun slowly slumped in his chair and then started to convulse while commentating on the game. As Rathbun loses consciousness, someone off-camera reaches in to help him as the camera cuts away.

His rep said in a statement to Inside Edition that the 68-year-old announcer "briefly lost consciousness on the court." “Emergency medical professionals on-site quickly treated Rathbun for dehydration,” the statement continued.

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