TAG: Inside The NBA

Latest News / Aug 27, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Report: Turner To Lay Off 550 Employees In Advance Of Upcoming NBA TV Rights Deal

Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley

Following the 2015-16 season, the NBA will have negotiated a historically large television rights deal, which could cost networks like ABC/ESPN and Turner (TNT/TBS) close to $15 billion for an eight-year agreement — double their current contract. In anticipation of such a cataclysmic cost to televise live NBA games, and to address a dearth in original programing, John Martin, the CEO of Time Warner’s cable television division, which includes TNT, TBS and CNN, is looking to buy out employees, and if that doesn’t work, he’ll go with pink slips, with 550 employees getting let go. Read More »

Video / May 28, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Watch Adorable Little Girl Sing “Rolling In The Deep” On “Inside The NBA”

"Inside the NBA" singer

A little girl sang the national anthem before Game 4 between the Thunder and Spurs on Wednesday night, but TNT was busy showing their Q&A with Mark Cuban. So the girl, Olivia Kay, came on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” and wowed the four-man crew with a soaring a capella rendition of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep.” 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 »

GIFs, Video / May 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

Tim Duncan’s Girlfriend Shames Charles Barkley

Vanessa Macias

Earlier in the 2014 NBA Playoffs, Charles Barkley insulted the women of San Antonio, with belittling comments about their supposed girth. It was about par for the course as far as misogyny in sports goes, and Chuck refused to apologize for the biting remarks. In San Antonio for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals last night multiple women called out Chuck with posters and t-shirts, including Tim Duncan‘s new girlfriend — who is definitely from San Antonio. 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 »

GIFs, Video / May 2, 2014 / 11:30 am

Watch Shaq Pin Charles Barkley On Inside The NBA

Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley

TNT’s Inside the NBA crew has been killing it during possibly the most exciting opening round in NBA Playoff history. An ongoing faux-feud between Shaq and Charles Barkley — that almost led to a formal fight, though it’s appeared to have been cancelled — has been good for some laughs, and last night Shaq-fu showed why his ample size is just too much for Chuck. Read More »

Smack / Apr 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Charles Barkley Gets A Cramp On “Inside The NBA” & It’s Hilarious

Charles Barkley

The crew on TNT’s “Inside The NBA” can make anything funny. In this video, Charles Barkley gets a cramp during a commercial break and somehow, they turn the segment into something that is incredibly hilarious. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 30, 2014 / 10:30 am

Derrick Rose & The Chicago Bulls Are Gone Fishin’

Chicago Bulls

Behind 24 points and seven rebounds from John Wall, Washington came into Chicago and ended the Bulls’ season last night, 75-69, finishing off a series that was never really close. The Wizards will now meet the winner of Indiana/Atlanta and have a legitimate shot to reach the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since… 1979. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 21, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Shaq Calls Robin Lopez “BBQ Chicken” Before Barkley Calls Shaq “Overrated”

Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley

The crew on TNT’s Emmy-winning “Inside the NBA” got heated last night after the soon-to-be epic Game 1 between the Blazers and Rockets. Shaq started things off by again criticizing Dwight Howard for not taking more advantage of Robin Lopez, the latter of whom he referred to as “BBQ Chicken.” Charles Barkley, never one to shy away from expressing his own opinion, called Shaq “overrated” and said O’Neal “wouldn’t have anything” if it weren’t for Kobe Bryant. Bombs officially dropped! Read More »

Latest News / Mar 25, 2014 / 1:15 am

Report: Shaq Under Investigation For Alleged Assault At TNT Studios

Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley Barkley, Karl Malone (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

WSB-TV in Atlanta reports Shaquille O’Neal is under investigation for an alleged assault at the TNT Studios where “Inside the NBA” is filmed. O’Neal’s lawyer claims the two were engaged in “horseplay” and no charges have been filed while police work the claim. Read More »