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‘It’s real, and it’s spectacular!’ Jerry Seinfeld inspires newest NBA broadcasting catch phrase (video)

Dec 17, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

Jerry Seinfeld wears a medical boot as he watches the Brooklyn Nets play the Detroit Pistons in NBA game in New York Reuters

It wasn’t as entertaining as Kramer getting into a fight with Reggie Miller at a Knicks game, but Jerry Seinfeld’s presence at the Pistons-Nets game in Brooklyn on Friday still inspired a nifty turn of phrase by the broadcasting crew.

Joe Johnson’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the second overtime gave the Nets a 108-105 win, and as the camera panned to Seinfeld seated at courtside, Brooklyn Nets play-by-play man Ian Eagle served up this:

“It was real, and it was spectacular!”

And if you’re not familiar with that Seinfeldian reference, shame. Shame on you.

Next question: Why is Jerry wearing a corrective boot? That would make a good Modern Seinfeld episode, actually.