This Emmy Award-winning studio show, which airs following each NBA telecast on TNT, is hosted by Ernie Johnson, with analysis from Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and NBA champions Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal. It's a mix of highlights, interviews and hijinks, notably the verbal sparring sessions between the outspoken Barkley and his straight man, Smith. The show also welcomes various guest analysts throughout the season.
aired 22 days ago
Highlights from Inside the NBA with Shaq, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson, animated by Cartoon Network.
aired 69 days ago
Discussing NBA news following the NBA Board of Governors meeting and additional NBA storylines, along with open conversation centered on the continued social injustice towards the Black community in America.
aired 544 days ago
Ernie, Kenny, Shaq, and Charles are in Charlotte to preview All-Star Weekend.
aired 1,270 days ago
Ernie, Kenny, Charles, and Shaq recap the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans.
"NBA Countdown" serves as the primer for game telecasts on the ESPN family of networks. It's highlighted by a lively roundtable discussion and debate of the top storylines around the league. Seats at the table are reserved for folks in ESPN's stable of NBA hosts and analysts, with the latter group imparting wisdom based on their many years of playing experience.
Host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith ready viewers for NBA action before TNT's Thursday night doubleheaders (and other select telecasts). Guest analysts also are featured from time to time, including Chris Webber and Kevin McHale.