Report: Shaq Heading to Turner Sports

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According to the USA Today, the big fella is headed to Turner Sports.

Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has agreed to join Turner Sports’ TNT, where Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson star on the network’s Inside the NBA, CNBC’s Darren Rovell tweeted Saturday, citing unnamed sources.

It is unclear if O’Neal will join Ernie, Kenny, and Charles on the Emmy award winning Inside the NBA, or if he will be used in another way.

O’Neal hinted at at his future in broadcasting during his retirement speech last month, and has often joked that he was going to take Kenny “The Jet” Smith’s job when he retired.

No official announcement has been made, and Turner has yet to make a comment.

  • Drew

    I hope he doesnt join Inside the NBA, they already have a goofball in Barkley.

  • laffsatu

    looks like kobes gonna have a long season with shaq making fun of him all season long

    • steve h

      not really…shaq ultimately respects Kobe’s game

  • Colasuss

    wow shaq a former Laker thats cool hey magic was on turner before went to espn 

  • steve h

    he’ll be great..he’s got a great sense of humor

  • Robert

    Yao Ming should join him.  They should start the CBN (Center Broadcasting Network)  .. or ‘retired’ CBN.