Ernie Johnson reveals craziest he ever had in Barkley

“Inside The NBA ”is widely regarded as one of the greatest sports television shows of all time, thanks in large part to the culture created by presenter Ernie Johnson and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.

However, their relationship was tested once when Johnson disliked a joke Barkley made after being challenged by Kenny “The Jet” Smith:

The clip above was obtained by Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina and is part of a four-part documentary on the show’s first 30 years starting this Thursday. The program is titled “The Inside Story ”and will air on TNT, like the show itself.

Johnson has been the host of the show since its inception in 1990, with Smith joining in the late 1990s. Barkley, an 11-time All-Star, joined the show in 2000. Shaquille O’Neal was added to the lineup for the 2011-12 season, the first year after retiring. from the NBA. Did you understand from the clip above that a section of the documentary focuses on how the three seasoned NBA veterans came to appreciate Johnson, 64, as what holds the whole show together.

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