TAG: Ernie Johnson

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Oct 6, 2014 / 9:25 pm

Video: New NBA 2K15 Trailer Provides Taste of Shaq & Ernie’s Hijinks

Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal

Who is amped for NBA 2K15 to drop tonight at 12:00 a.m. EST in North America? In preparation for the official unveiling to the Western world, 2K Sports gives us another look at the pre- and post-game antics of harlequin Shaquille O’Neal and the straight guy to Shaq’s “Yakkem” brand of tomfoolery, Ernie Johnson. The duo normally found adjacent to Chuck and Kenny on TNT’s seminal “Inside the NBA,” are now on that NBA 2K flip. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 9, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Shaq & Ernie Are Always Watching In The New NBA 2K15 Trailer

Shaq, Ernie Johnson

In the first extended trailer for NBA 2K15, the ID and Superego of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson, lend their personas to the game. Shaq even famously blurts the title of the trailer, “YAKKEM!” They’re also in the follow-up, joining a gamer as he plays with a more svelte Shaq during his days with the Orlando Magic. Read More »

Smack / Aug 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Kevin Durant On First Seeing 10-Year-Old Stephen Curry : “I Thought He Was White”

Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant

NEW YORK — During the NBA 2K Uncensored event yesterday, moderator Ernie Johnson asked the four players in attendence, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and NBA 2K15 cover athlete, Kevin Durant, whether they could remember the first time they heard about one of the other players on stage. The story Durant told about the first time he met a 10-year-old Stephen Curry had the players and most of those in attendance holding their sides with laughter. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:30 am

NBA 2K15 Uncensored: Durant Says He’s Best At Scoring & Talks Team USA

Kevin Durant NBA 2K Uncensored

Kevin Durant was sitting right next to James Harden when Harden said he was the best all-around player in the NBA. Durant had his turn to talk, too, during the NBA 2K Uncensored event, and he explained his decision to leave USA Basketball after training with them in Vegas, his video game peers and why he’s the best scorer in the NBA. Read More »

Latest News / May 27, 2014 / 10:47 pm

Video: Mark Cuban’s “Inside The NBA” Interview After Hoodie Comments

Mark Cuban

Last week, Mark Cuban spoke at a business conference in Nashville, and the Donald Sterling story was brought up. Cuban said he would hypocritically vote to force a Sterling sale, then used an unfortunate example to try and show how we all suffer from racism and bigotry. The response to his “black kid in a hoodie” illustration — mirroring the real life Trayvon Martin tragedy — was anger, and Cuban spoke about his comments with the “Inside the NBA” crew before tonight’s Game 4 in Oklahoma City. Read More »

Smack / May 6, 2014 / 11:00 am

Watch Kevin Hart Hilariously Impersonate The “Inside The NBA” Crew

Kevin Hart

The Emmy-winning “Inside the NBA” crew featuring Chuck, Kenny, Ernie and Shaq has become almost as beloved as the playoffs. Maybe that’s why Kevin Hart‘s impression of the whole crew is so side-splitting. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 25, 2014 / 11:00 am

Shaq To Barkley: “You Kissed Dick In The Mouth”

Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson

As if you needed more evidence that TNT’s “Inside The NBA” is the most entertaining show on television. Last night, during a segment about sucking up to officials, Shaquille O’Neal said he never talked to refs during games. When Charles Barkley starting to say his own piece, the Diesel interrupted him in awkward fashion, in reference to NBA official Dick Bavetta. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Dec 13, 2013 / 11:30 am

Chris Webber Wins Controversial Inside The NBA “Chariots Of BackFire” Race

Chris Webber, Kenny Smith

There were so many things to love about the Inside the NBA “Chariots of BackFire” Race last night on TNT. Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber all lined up for a football field-sized jaunt that started — and ended — with some disputes we’re sure will continue to be debated by the TNT crew in the weeks and months ahead. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 21, 2013 / 10:38 pm

Watch Shaq Slip & Crash To The Floor On “Inside The NBA”

Shaq Inside the NBA

Things got flipped up a little bit on TNT’s esteemed “Inside the NBA” tonight. Rather than Charles Barkley in the studio, it was Chris Webber joining Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. Chuck joined Marv Albert and Steve Kerr court-side to call the game. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 2, 2013 / 11:24 am

Roy Hibbert Gets Pissed About The Defensive Player Of The Year Voting: “Y’all Mother F*ckers Don’t Watch Us Play”

Roy Hibbert

Everything about this video is a win. First, you have Roy Hibbert getting legitimately pissed and ripping the media for how few Defensive Player of the Year votes he got. Then you have Ernie Johnson dropping “We’re all black friends” on the TNT set. Read More »