Shaquille O’Neal Joins Sir Charles and TNT

July 16th, 2011 by J. Matthew nespoli Leave a reply »
Coming off retirement, Shaq already has plans for the future.

Some thought he’d put out another rap album, some thought he’d go to Hollywood, and others thought he’d try to take over for DJ Lance on “Yo Gabba Gabba.” How great would that be?

However, he chose none of those directions.

This fall, if there is an NBA season, Shaquille O’Neal will be in the booth with Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith.

Can you imagine?

While ESPN hires boring personality after boring personality, TNT is “stock-piling talent,” as Charles Barkley said.

I don’t know what the chemistry will be like between these titanic personalities, but you can bet that the dynamic will be raw. If TNT is smart, they’ll give Shaq cart blanche, in the same way they have given it to Charles Barkley.

I can hear it now. After Shaq says something controversial, enraging some group such as PETA, the official response will be, “That’s just Diesel being Diesel.”

Personally, I have never been a fan of TNT’s show. Much like Fox NFL Sunday, th ...

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