Who knew that the best comedy duo on TV would be two of basketball’s greatest players? Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal have made watching the pre-game, halftime, and post-game segments of TNT’s NBA coverage a “must-see TV.” I have to admit that their schtick is often more entertaining than the actual games.
What makes TNT’s NBA coverage great is the genuine playfulness that both Shaquille and Charles bring to the show. Yes, they both know a lot about basketball, but they realize their job is also to entertain. And they entertain like siblings entertain at a family reunion. They constantly berate each other, swearing and making jokes at each other’s expense.
Oftentimes intelligence or lack of intelligence is what sparks the best moments on the show. You may remember Shaquille’s math lesson on saving gas. It was less about math and more about “Shaq”. Well, last night the subject was spelling and this time it was Charles’ turn to sit in the hot seat.
Hey, I feel for Charles about this. It can be difficult to spell a word that you can write in the spotlight. I would probably write it down and look at it too. Especially since my cell phone has robbed me of the ability to think for myself when it comes to spelling.
Regardless, even if you’re not into basketball, brace yourself for the laughs. And who knows, you might even learn something, probably not, but maybe you will. And if Shaq and Charles didn’t educate you enough, we turn to the late John Madden, he was a walking encyclopedia of words that shouldn’t go together, but he certainly did.
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