Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’Neal were on location in New York for the opening night of the NBA season. While the regulars were away, the TNT halftime replacement crew played.
Normally Barkley is the punchline of jokes on TNT, however, this time it was Smith. Chris Webber did his best impersonation of Smith while walking bowlegged over to the monitor to do “Kenny’s Pictures.” The crew called it Kenny’s waddle.
Smith may have been in his hometown of New York City, but the guys at the TNT studio made it seem like he never left.