Telemundo is airing 15 NBA games in the U.S. this season, and the world's most famous and most entertaining soccer announcer ("Goooooooal! Goal-goal-goal-goal!") is hosting the network's first-ever NBA studio show.
SI: What did you know about the NBA when you were growing up?
Cantor: I grew up in Buenos Aires in the 1960s [Cantor's 39], and the NBA was not as popular as it is now. When I lived in L.A. in the 1980s, I started following the Lakers of Magic, Kareem and Worthy.
SI: How do you say "slam dunk" on Telemundo?
SI: When did you become a soccer fan?
Cantor: As soon as I could walk. The first gift my parents ever gave me was a soccer ball.
SI: How many soccer games have you called?
Cantor: About 150 a year, for 15 years.
SI: Soccer America once named you the ninth most influential person in soccer. Too high or too low?