Awful Announcing- 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, Ernie Johnson let out a slight chortle. Thomas asked why he was laughing, and that sent the entire set into uproarious laughter. We all know why.
This is how you know your career in New York was an unmitigated disaster? No, it's not when the 'Inside The NBA' crew laughs at you. After all, they'll make sport of anyone. How you truly know you should be ashamed of yourself is when the person on the panel whose job it is to basically supervise everyone else is responsible for the uproarious laughter. This segment wouldn't have been nearly as funny if Ernie Johnson wasn't the one that instigated it. Just perfect timing. No joke necessary. Just a slight chuckle is all it took. Ernie didn't even need to take the most wide open layup ever, he just involuntarily reacted to the most blatant of set ups. Isaiah Thomas' tenure with the Knicks has basically been reduced to obvious sexual innuendo. So funny in it's failure that it's a punchline in and of itself.