Ernie Johnson looks forward to hosting the Final Four in Houston

This weekend has been highly anticipated at Turner Sports. Ever since it signed the deal to join CBS Sports as rightsholder for the NCAA Tournament, Turner knew it was going to wait until this year to air both the Final Four and the National Championship Game. And while host Ernie Johnson has been involved with hosting the tournament and National Championship Game on both CBS and...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

CBS's expanded NCAA Tournament selection show was train wreck

CBS expanded their NCAA Tournament Selection Show from a one to two-hour format for 2016, and quickly viewers took notice that the program was very dragged out. The show started at 5:30 PM ET, and did not begin to reveal the tournament field until 5:50 PM with the West Region. SHOW US THE TOURNAMENT FIELD ALREADY — The Comeback (@comeback_sports) March 13, 2016 After showing...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ernie Johnson straight up laughed at Isiah Thomas over his New York Knicks career

During Turner’s NBA coverage last night, this could-be awkward moment turned into some hilarious television. The Inside the NBA team were talking to Isiah Thomas (who is somehow employed by Turner after one tumultuous stop after another in his post-playing days) about New York Knicks rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis. When Thomas made the comment that New York wasn’t for everybody...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe: Tony Allen was closest to being a ‘Kobe-stopper’

Tony Allen has long been considered one of the best one-on-one defenders in the NBA, and one of the game’s best all-time players recently paid him a huge compliment. In an interview with TNT’s Ernie Johnson, Kobe Bryant was asked who came the closest to being “the Kobe-stopper” during the five-time champion’s career, which will end after this season. Kobe says Tony...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ernie Johnson gives his Emmy to Stuart Scott’s daughters

By Larry Brown Ernie Johnson has always been a class act and is being commended for his wonderful gesture on Tuesday night. Johnson, a TV host for Turner Sports and CBS Sports, won the Sports Emmy for Best Studio Host. Johnson then brought the daughters of the late Stuart Scott on stage with him and presented them with the award. “This belongs with Stuart Scott,” Johnson...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

E:60 to profile Turner’s Ernie Johnson

In a rare instance of a network profiling someone from another outlet, ESPN’s E:60 will air a profile tonight on Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson. This will not be just your regular run-of-the-mill profile which goes into EJ’s career highlights. Tonight’s airing will the first of two parts on the Inside the NBA and NCAA Final Four host. The profile will be lead by Jeremy Schaap...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ernie Johnson does awesome Shaq impression (Video)

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. There are plenty of things we already knew about Ernie Johnson. Like, for example, that the guy is one of the smoothest broadcasters in all of sports. What you may not have known about Ernie is that he does an absolutely incredible Shaquille O’Neal impression. During a recent […]
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernie Johnson pays visit to Craig Sager, dubs him the ‘Technicolor Warrior’ (pic)

“Inside the NBA” ringleader Ernie Johnson — because that motley crew is nothing if not a circus — paid a visit to TNT colleague Craig Sager on Tuesday, and while doing so, came up with a brilliant new moniker for the ailing veteran sideline reporter. Sager, currently undergoing treatments after being diagnosed with acute leukemia, […] The post Ernie Johnson pays visit to...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside the NBA crew wears funky suits for Craig Sager

The NBA playoffs won’t be as vibrant without the colorful suits of sideline reporter Craig Sager, who will miss the broadcasts as he battles cancer. TNT’s Inside The NBA team—Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal—wore Sager-esque suits during today’s broadcast in tribute to Sager: EJ, Shaq, Charles and Kenny all dressed up this morning on...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ernie Johnson talks about stacking paper and his 24-inch chrome rims (Video)

Is there a broadcaster out there who’s cooler and smoother than Ernie Johnson? If there is, you’ll have to let me know who it is. The TNT crew was up to its usual fun and games on “Inside the NBA” following the Nuggets-Warriors game on Thursday. Shaq and Chuck for some reason were talking about […]
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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