Though he has broadcast many different sports, Marv is best known to the public for his work on NBA telecasts for NBC and TNT. He is known as "the voice of basketball."
He was terminated by NBC prior to the 1997-98 season after a lurid sex scandal resulted in…more
Marv used to refer to broadcasting partner Mike Fratello as "the Czar of the Telestrator."
Marv's favorite sports team of all time is the 1969-70 New York Knicks team which won that franchise's first NBA title.
Marv's two favorite athletes of all time are Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.
Marv is of the Jewish religious faith.
After their divorce, Marv's first wife Benita went to law school and later became a divorce attorney.
In addition to his game broadcasting duties, Marv also served a long stint as sports anchor at station WNBC in New York.
Marv's trademark call is "YESSSSSSSSSS!!"
Marv was the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Award for outstanding contributions to basketball in 1997.
Marv has been married to Heather Faulkiner since 1998.
Marv was married to Benita Oberlander from 1965 to 1992. They had four children together.
A broadcasting critic once damned Marv with faint praise by saying that he wasn't as obnoxious as Brent Musberger.
Marv stands only 5 feet, 6 and a half inches tall but he frequently wears lifts in his shoes.
Dallas Cowboys head football coach Bill Parcells once served as Marv's broadcast partner on NFL telecasts for NBC.
In 1993, Marv published an autobiography entitled I'd Love to But I Have a Game.
Marv is a graduate of Syracuse University.
Marv's brother, Al Albert, is a broadcaster for the Indiana Pacers.
Marv's brother, Steve Albert, is the radio play-by-play man for the New Orleans Hornets.
During Marv's assault trial in 1997, his accuser revealed that Marv at times liked to dress in women's clothing. Marv has always denied this.
In 1997, Albert pled guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge against a female sexual companion. She had accused him of biting her repeatedly and then forcing her to perform oral sex on him.
Marv admits that he wears a toupee.
Marv is a frequent guest on David Letterman's show where he often shows bloopers of sports events.
Since 2002, Marv has broadcast Monday Night football games for the Westwood One radio network.
Longtime New York sportscaster Marty Glickman gave Marv his first big break in broadcasting.
Marv's son Kenny is also a sportscaster who broadcasts hockey for MSG and football for the Fox Network.
Joe Piscopo used to parody Marv on Saturday Night Live