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CHICAGO >> Whenever Ralph Lawler and Bob Miller saw each other in recent years, the two legendary Los Angeles broadcasters always posed the same question to one another: “How much longer are you going to do this?”Chick Hearn retired when he was 85, and Vin Scully, then 88, signed off from his final Dodgers broadcast at the end of last season. Scully’s retirement left Lawler, the Clippers’ play-by-play man since 1985, and Miller, his hockey counterpart with the Kings, as the remaining voices of a bygone era.“It was kind of like, ‘OK who’s going to be next? Bob? Or is it going to be me?’ ” Lawler said Saturday prior to the Clippers’ victory over the Chicago Bulls. “I didn’t know until just last week.”After suffering a stroke in January, Miller said on Thursday he would retire after doing the Kings’ last two regular-season games, completing his 44th season, leaving Lawler as the remaining member of his generation on the Los Angeles airwaves. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “The last of the old guys,” Lawler said, a faint, wistful smile curling under his neatly manicured mustache.When Lawler took over Clippers broadcasts from Eddie Doucette, Miller had already been with the Kings for a dozen years. Hearn and Scully had decades under their belts.“I was always the junior kid,” Lawler said.All four broadcasters worked under the Fox Sports umbrella, and the brethren of baritones would assemble at corporate meetings and dinners, forming what Lawler called a “special camaraderie.”Lawler was especially linked with Miller, who was closer to his age. Both men are 78. “I don’t think either one of us thought we were going to work this far into our lives,” Lawler said, “but we’re lucky enough to be able to do so. I’m blessed with good health. I’m sure if Bob’s health were good he wouldn’t be thinking about retiring, he’d be thinking about next year and all that stuff. I wish that were the case for him.”Lawler first began thinking about retiring 13 years ago. He and his wife, Jo, bought a home in Palm Springs and he commuted to every game. He did that for five years before realizing he wasn’t that close to retiring and moved to Marina Del Rey.He has no plan for when he might retire. He would like to travel more with Jo than the Clippers’ schedule allows.Listening to Lawler talk, his voice a low rumble like a radiator warming a large house, that doesn’t seem to be in his immediate plans.“Now we’re having so much fun,” Lawler said, “and with the new ownership, the new management, it is so different than it used to be. They make it very difficult to want to leave this club. It would make me feel almost like I’d be disloyal if I were to quit.“So we’re looking forward to going on for as long as whatever.”Jo Lawler travels to every Clippers road game with her husband, a courtesy the Clippers extended when the team was terrible and their airplane was empty.“Now the planes are full,” Lawler said, “and they make sure there’s room for Jo, and that means the world to me.”Lawler may not have the footprint that Scully, Hearn and Miller might have had with their teams, but his following is loyal and growing, thanks to the increased visibility for subscribers of NBA League Pass.When he stepped into the bowl at United Center on Saturday, a fan in a Bulls T-shirt and cap leaned over the railing and yelled, “Hey Ralph! Can I get a selfie?”He smiled for the photo before turning his attention back to his retiring colleague.“There’s not many fans of the Kings today that can remember the Kings without Bob Miller,” Lawler said. “I’ve been with this club since we’ve been in L.A., so the same can be said of Clipper fans. Like it or not, they know I am a part of the fabric of this ballclub.”