Charles Barkley Gets ‘Catty’ On ‘Inside The NBA’

One of the time-honored traditions in most forms of sports broadcasting is the shout-out to/thanking of the production staff at the end of games. It’s a nice little gesture to let audiences know that it takes much more than a couple of talking heads to put on a sportscasts; none of the blowhards on camera could do their thing without the producers, directors, cameramen, and other hard-working people behind the scenes. TNT’s INSIDE THE NBA, however, ain’t “most forms” of broadcasting, and loudmouth Charles Barkley ain’t “most broadcasters.”

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After last night’s game, a 103-90 Orlando Magic beatdown of the Cavs that sent the Magic to the NBA Finals and signaled the end of the season’s TNT NBA broadcasts, the INSIDE THE NBA crew assembled to thank their production staff. Everything went fine until Sir Charles let loose, calling executive producer Tim Kiely … well, a “cat”, in a manner of speaking. Video impropriety, including an unprovoked potshot at Kenny Smith’s family jewels, after the jump.

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Cleveland Video Guy Takes On “Inside The NBA”

Mike Polk is making a name for himself among convention & visitors bureau circles, thanks to his hilarious hastily-made Cleveland tourism videos. And now Mr. Polk is working his musical magic for the “Inside The NBA” crew, as he takes aim at Ernie, Kenny, Reggie & Chuck:

(Video courtesy of THE SCORES REPORT)

Funniest thing I’ve seen since Kenny’s attempt at Kobe’s car leap & Frank Caliendo’s impersonations of Sir Charles.

Charles Barkley To Return To “Inside The NBA”

Good news for fans of the best studio show in televised sports: Charles Barkley will be returning to the set of “Inside the NBA” soon. The man with a thousand vices was placed on an indefinite leave in early January after a DUI arrest on December 31. You probably remember that quite well. As for when we can expect Barkley back, well… soon. Kinda soon.

Charles Barkley DUI
(And by April, it’ll be okay for Kenny and Ernie to make fun of this.)

Turner Sports president David Levy told the SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL that a final decision on the date of Barkley’s return wouldn’t come until after the All-Star break (article is subscription only, sorry kids) , which is in about two weeks. Levy said the decision would be made on a “gut feel,” and this is where you start running through the “fat guy” jokes in your brain.

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Blog-O-Rama: Schilling Speaks On Shoulder Saga

Curt Schilling uses his blog to give his side of the sore shoulder saga.

Curt Schilling shoulder

• BALL DON’T LIE gives “Inside The NBA” host Ernie Johnson a chance to finally get a word in edgewise.

• DEUCE OF DAVENPORT chows down on Major League Eating: The Video Game!

• WITH LEATHER dresses down the Victoria’s Secret Super Bowl party, complete with sexy awards!

Victoria's Secret Super Bowl Party

• BABES LOVE BASEBALL pecks up news that PETA wants an apology from Pedro Martinez & Juan Marichal for getting caught playing with cocks.

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