Shaquille O’Neal has agreed to join Turner Sports’ TNT. Maybe you have heard of them. That is where the defiantly controversial Charles Barkley uses his signature quote, “Terrible.” While Barkley has been turned into one of the most entertaining sportscasters I have ever paid attention to in my life, O’Neal could be headed down that exact same path. Without people booing almost everything he says in relation to LeBron James, this is the perfect union for the post-Superman era that we were all witness to as Shaq dominated the league.
TNT spokespeople have said that they have nothing in place for the big guy but I would only assume that he would be injected into some high caliber chemistry situation such as Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. Not that he would specifically join those men, because chemistry is more than hard to come by during live television. However, it would be interesting to see how Shaq’s monstrous size and quirky sense of humor translates into game analysis and ‘The Big Board’.