It’s hard to imagine Ernie Johnson having a problem with anyone on the set of Inside the NBA outside of the three guys sitting next to him, but apparently Ernie and Senior Researcher Joe Underhill, or Underdog as Barkley calls him, do not get along.
This is what Ernie has to put up with. How long would you last with these clowns next to you?
Here’s Shaq annoying Ernie even more by singing and shaking him. Ernie mentions TK, Producer Tim Keily, in the video too. If Keily is encouraging Shaq and Chuck to act like this, I feel for Ernie.
And finally, an hour after the Thunder beat the Spurs, we have Shaq destroying a Barkley piñata. Just watch as Ernie cringes next to him. At the end of the video, Chuck decides to make an obscene gesture with the piñata stick but Kenny stops him. Out. Of. Control.
Inside the NBA has become my favorite show! It’s too bad there is only one “episode” left in the season – unless the Spurs extend the series to seven games.