Kenny Smith Rumors

Perhaps a career in broadcasting? He has been a frequent guest on TNT’s “Inside The NBA” — starring Barkley and former Lakers teammate Shaquille O’Neal — and one of the show’s analysts put out a recruiting pitch Thursday. “There’s a fifth seat,” TNT’s Kenny Smith said. “Can you believe Shaq, Charles, Kobe, myself and Ernie (Johnson, the host) going to any city? We’d be bigger than the game. We’re must-see TV now, but if Kobe joined us, we’d need a sitcom and to be on five days a week.”
Storyline: Kobe Bryant Retirement
TNT analyst Kenny Smith said he is convinced Aldridge will adjust and the Spurs will emerge as the best team in the West. “I have faith in Gregg Popovich understanding the adjustment [Aldridge will go through],” Smith said this past week on a conference call. “I think he’s a really underrated rebounder and his ability to shoot from the outside will give Tim Duncan some good looks inside. You add David West to that mix, I don’t see how they don’t win the West.”
The network announced that its hit ‘Inside the NBA on TNT’ lineup of Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith will be on the air for a long time thanks to “multi-year” extensions for the group. “We truly believe Inside the NBA is among the best studio shows of all time and a large part of its success is due to the unrivaled chemistry between Ernie, Charles, Kenny and Shaquille,” said Lenny Daniels, president of Turner Sports in a statement. “We’re looking forward to continuing the creativity and pioneering spirit behind the show for a very long time.”