NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has never been one to mince words, and that trend continued on Wednesday at a TNT press event in Los Angeles.
O’Neal, one of the personalities on TNT’s NBA coverage, says all the other networks’ NBA coverage is “terrible.”
Shaquille O’Neal, at a TNT press event in LA, on other networks’ NBA talk shows: “I look at the competition’s shows. That s—- is terrible.” pic.twitter.com/E7PsL3lvyH
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 23, 2019
Shaq, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley are universally recognized as the best NBA talk show hosts out there. O’Neal and Barkley are always conducting banter in the pre and post game show which makes NBA Twitter laugh hysterically.
TNT added another Hall of Famer on Tuesday to its NBA coverage, signing Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade. ESPN, which features Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and Maria Taylor, will have to step its game up this season if the company wants to get better ratings than TNT.
Shaq and the crew have no filter. It’s why everyone loves them so much. Plus, now with Wade in the fold, TNT has four former players in O’Neal, Smith, Barkley and Wade who can talk about the game at a high-level.
We will also probably hear Shaq tease Barkley even more for never winning a championship during his career, as Chuck is the only player on the TNT set without a ring.