TNT Celebrates a Decade of EJ, Kenny and Charles during NBA All-Star 2010 with an Inside the NBA Special;
The Network also Salutes the Best in the NBA with the TNT All-Decade NBA Show
H.O.R.S.E. presented by GEICO returns and moves to prime time on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. (ET)
TNT, exclusive home of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, announced today that they will celebrate the five-time Emmy® award-winning Inside the NBA with a special edition on Friday, Feb. 12 at 11 p.m. (ET) commemorating the ten years of host Ernie Johnson and studio analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith working together on the show. The one-hour special will feature a compilation of highlights from the past decade of Inside the NBA as well as current and former players sharing their favorite memories from the popular studio show post-game show. Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai will follow the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam during TNT’s exclusive coverage of NBA All-Star 2010.
Best of Inside the NBA Video Clip – TNT’s Charles Barkley tries to break the record for holding his breath underwater
Best of Inside the NBA Video Clip – Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant explains how to hit a game-winning shot on Kenny’s Court
The Inside the NBA studio team of Johnson, Barkley and Smith will also reflect on the past decade on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. (ET) with TNT All-Decade presented by esurance, a one-hour special announcing the ‘TNT All-Decade NBA’ winners. Throughout the regular season, 13 categories featuring the top performances, games and moments throughout the 2000’s were voted and selected by the fans on NBA.com.
Fans will determine the NBA Player of the Decade by casting their vote on NBA.com through the third quarter of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14. The winner of the fan voting will be announced during Inside the NBA following the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA Player of the Decade nominees, selected by TNT’s NBA announcers, will be unveiled during TNT All-Decade presented by esurance.
The network also announced today that H.O.R.S.E. presented by GEICO will return and will now be featured in prime time on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. (ET). The competition will showcase three NBA players challenging each other with thrilling moves and creative shot-making skills in a classic basketball competition. Participants for the event will be announced at a later date.
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