Thursday night basketball on TNT is one of the best parts of the NBA season because that’s when the consummate professionals over at Inside the NBA provide thoughtful, in-depth analysis of the… oh, who are we kidding? That show is a glorious train wreck each week, and we can’t turn our eyes away.
The world’s most popular hoops show is bolstered by the always contentious relationship between Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, a dynamic the two long-time friends like to play up for the cameras because it makes for such compelling television.
Now, the gang will be able to channel some of that animosity as they band together to compete against their MLB cohorts on a new episode of Celebrity Family Feud, which will air this Sunday on ABC.
Charles, Shaq, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, Ernie Johnson, and Kristen Ledlow joined forces during All-Star Weekend in February to shoot an episode of the popular game show featuring host Steve Harvey, in which they took on their foils over at Major League Baseball, who have a star-studded broadcast crew of their own that includes Johnny Damon, John Franco, Jimmy Rollins, and Jennie Finch.
So far, there haven’t been any leaks about who won the contest, but given the show’s penchant for delightfully suggestive subject matter and double entendres, it should make for an entertaining half-hour of television.