Do you love witty jokes, playful bickering, and in-depth commentary about the NBA?
If you do then good news has just been revealed: Warner Bros. Discovery has signed new long-term contract extensions for the four stars of TNT’s wildly popular Inside The NBA.
Warner Bros. Discovery has signed long-term contract extensions with the four stars of TNT's Inside the NBA:
▪️ Shaquille O'Neal
▪️ Ernie Johnson
▪️ Kenny Smith
▪️ Charles Barkley
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) October 17, 2022
It’s no surprise that the company released news of this extension just one day before the new NBA season starts: the Inside The NBA crew has become a very important part of the league.
They have found terrific success because of their experience and knowledge of the game and also because of their lovable personalities and charming friendships.
It’s hard to imagine an NBA landscape without the guys of Inside The NBA.
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There are plenty of shows about the NBA so what makes this one so special?
It has to do with the fact that each of the men on the show brings something unique.
Obviously, O’Neal, Smith, and Barkley have plenty of NBA experience but Johnson is also an encyclopedia of knowledge and plays the best straight-man in the business.
He’s something of a ringleader for the other three stars, who pair their notes about games with biting comments pointed at one another.
All in all, Inside The NBA has become pivotal for fans of the league and also a lot of fun to watch.
The new deal should keep everyone around for ten more years, which is a huge extension.
That goes to show just how valued these NBA icons are.