I say this with not an ounce of hyperbole. I legitimately believe that 'Inside The NBA' is the premiere comedy show on television. I don't even know how you top three black men clowning each other with a nerdy white type facilitating the entire process. Charles Barkley and Shaq are just the the younger, funnier, blacker, hipper version of the 'Grumpy Old Men'. Shaq talking shit about Charles eating habits, Chuck talking shit about Shaq's foul shooting, while Kenny Smith encourages it and Ernie Johnson makes sure there is still some semblance of a format to the show/babysitting. I don't even think you have to be a basketball fan to enjoy it. I have never looked forward to intermissions more in my life. Depending on the series, some of these games are actually competing with their own halftime/postgame show in terms of entertainment value. I swear if you needed absolute proof that black people are funnier by nature, just watch these clowns talk nonsense for ten minutes.
"Yo Ernie, these mattresses real?" Never mind that Shaq is a 350 pound behemoth of a human being. Never mind that it's a 3 foot bed made for a dog. Can't just put a mattress in the studio and expect that a bunch of curious idiots won't test it out. Ernie's "no maaaan, SHAQ!" was the most genuine thing I ever heard. He's basically just an Uncle that is babysitting his 3 nephews. He doesn't want to scold them too bad, but he's still got to be somewhat of a disciplinarian. This is why 'Inside The NBA' can't have nice things. That dog bed lasted like 90 seconds. It was broken before Charles even got to thank the guy that made it. Just absolutely hilarious on ALL levels.