Christmas with EJ, Kenny & Charles: “Inside the NBA” team to call game

SHARE Christmas with EJ, Kenny & Charles: “Inside the NBA” team to call game
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From left, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley speak on stage during the 2017 NBA Awards Live On TNT on June 26, 2017 in New York. |
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NEW YORK — Turner Sports says its “Inside the NBA” studio team will call a Christmas night game in Los Angeles along with its other usual duties.

Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson will be at Staples Center for the Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They will call the nightcap of the league’s five-game holiday schedule in addition to their regular pregame, halftime and postgame coverage.

Turner said Thursday it will be the first live game the team has called together.

Reporter Kristen Ledlow also will contribute to the telecast.

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