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Lawrence Frank Must Not Have Ever Seen George Carlin’s ‘Seven Words’ Bit

One of thrills of live television is its inherent unpredictability. You never know just what might happen when the cameras are rolling. We were already treated to Charles Barkley calling his co-hosts “assholes” last night on TNT, now we have former New York Nets coach Lawrence Frank dropping f-bombs and more during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take.

After a segment with Dana Jacobson, Frank was participating in some playful banter with Jay Crawford, Skip Bayless and I believe Tim Legler – is that his name? – when he started working blue, much to the feigned, “let’s ignore it and keep this moving” amusement of his co-panelists. Frank refers to LeBron James as “that fucker” and the Nets as “the shit.” It’s squirm-worthy stuff.

Delightfully awkward video follows.

Wow, that’s as good as it gets. I imagine that Bayless became so enraged regarding Frank’s unprofessionalism that he strangled two 12-year-old street prostitutes instead of his customary one.

If only Frank had been aware of George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television” routine (for the record, they are: Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker and Tits), all of this could have been avoided. But then we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the vulgar theater, so I guess it is actually a good thing Frank had not seen the bit.

[H/T (once again) You Been Blinded (these guys are on a roll today)]