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 â€” and ended â€” with some disputes we’re sure will continue to be debated by the TNT crew in the weeks and months ahead. Read More »
/ Nov 21, 2013 / 10:38 pm
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 »
/ Nov 1, 2013 / 10:30 am
Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal are always clowning on Kenny Smith during TNT’s NBA coverage. He’s an easy target: the Jet wasn’t a Hall of Fame player and he’s a smack-talking little guard. Smith is like the kid brother on set, so when Chris Webber mocked Smith’s memorable opening run to “Kenny’s Pictures,” the reaction was predictable. Read More »
Steve Francis (photo. Gary Land)
For a very long time, the NBA has been about who has the better athletes. From Bill Russell to Wilt Chamberlain to Oscar Robertson to LeBron James, the better athletes have always been the best players in the league. Read More »
/ Jun 10, 2013 / 11:10 am
Be honest: Over the years as you’ve enjoyed the antics on Inside the NBA on TNT, have you ever found yourself thinking, “I’d really love it if Kenny Smith was the GM of my favorite team”?
Well, if you’re a Sacramento Kings fan, that scenario could play out for you and your squad. Read More »
In Miami’s crazy Game 1 win last night, Chris Andersen must’ve been the unsung hero. He went for 16 points and didn’t miss a shot from the floor, hanging all over the rim whenever the Pacers forgot about him. Afterward, he was invited up to the TNT set and got involved in a funny interview with the guys. The best part about this whole segment is you know Birdman was PISSED when they said he had to wear the headphones and screw up his immaculate mohawk. Read More »
Dwyane Wade‘s pre- and post-game clothing choices have had about as much impact on this series as he has on the court, and he keeps upping the ante. Tonight he’s getting killed on TNT and Twitter for his suit (and floods).
Here’s Charles, Kenny and Shaq going to work: Read More »
To close out a TNT broadcast that had just finished showing the wild Warriors/Spurs shootout, the guys in the studio brought us this tremendous three-point “contest” between Shaq and Charles Barkley. Read More »
So this is how the night started on TNT: Shaq‘s cell phone went off during some Charles Barkley analysis (Chuck looks like he just heard the smoke alarm or something). O’Neal then chucks the phone. Somehow during that sequence, Shaq’s mic got ripped off, causing them to have to stop the show again.
Mess. Watch it here: Read More »
Kenny Smith has been a part of the professional basketball world for more than 25 years. A consensus first-team All-American out of North Carolina, Smith won two NBA championships with the Houston Rockets and played 10 seasons in the league before making the switch to broadcasting. He’s spent the past 15 seasons as a studio analyst for the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA on TNT and for the past three years, he’s been a studio analyst for the CBS’ NCAA Division I Championship coverage. Read More »