Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 10:35 am  |  59 responses

Video: ‘Inside the NBA’ on LeBron James’ Hairline Decision

The TNT crew with what might be its best segment of the year.

TNT’s “Inside the NBA“, everyone’s favorite NBA studio show, hasn’t totally lived up to standards this season (the integration of Shaquille O’Neal into the program has been hit-and-miss.) But last night, they were back on their game with the production of a classic and hilarious segment, during which they spoofed LeBron’s infamous “The Decision”.

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  • Emeka

    Hahahahaha TNT is the best

  • thor

    Come on home Lebron!!

  • waka2hehe

    bring back gary payton

  • arty

    By far best skit ever!!!!

  • Paul H

    If i have to hear Shaq harp on about being the only superman again, I’m…well I’m not going to do anything about It.It’s just annoying. This is still funny as f*ck tho!

  • vtrobot

    Ha ha. Ernie killed it. Charles looks like Charlie V’s dad with that blue headband.


    A Bald Bron Bron…I want to see it. lol

  • D

    That’s hilarious , I love how they all just laughing there asses off at the end while they apologize LMAO

  • Riggs


  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    The King with the most famous hairline (or lack thereof) in NBA History.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Co-sign Riggs…


    Bron Bron should try Rogaine foam. lol

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Only The King can garner such playful ribbing from the gentiles. They love AND admire The King, so they feel free to be able to rib and playfully banter him. We’re sure that The King will take it in stride, and find it just as funny.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Clyde. Michael. Shaq. Charles. Do it.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    “it was Charles Cornelius Barkley” – wth is Shaq talking about.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    Funny stuff. Probably lebron has to shave his head in the offseason.
    Otherwise its probably gonna lead to some dumb stories about lebron not handeling the peer pressure. Or perkins blaming lebron for getting dunked on by muggsy bogues. Some crap like that.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Don’t do it.
    Grab some spray paint, and keep it moving.

  • robb

    @Philosopher the truth is nobody respects Lebron, from the fans to the media, he’s a constant target of jokes (taking my talents to…, Lebron’s fault, Lebron traveled etc), he’s also the scapegoat, when some player wants to take a shot at someone, they take a shot at Lebron. He better starts winning soon so people start respecting him more.

  • 23

    i think the funniest part was kennys reaction. i dont really buy into the whole bald jokes thing. i dont understand it really.

  • chris

    they need to stick shaq on nbatv and leave him there with dennis scott. shaq’s ego is ridiculous, and he has no point in anything he says. kenny smith looks like he wants to quit every week (almost exactly after the weekly photo of shaq being half naked pops up on air).

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Whether they talk about you in a positive way, or in a negative way, it is respect. As long as they’re saying something.
    Know what I mean?

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    cosign robb
    The best thing LeBron can do to deflect all the hate towards him is to win and win now. No one really liked Kobe when Shaq left and we he started winning you could notice more jock riders than usual. So bottom line is when you win people have nothing to hate on.

  • AD

    lmao this had me rollin last night….. it reminded me of this…… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtjBV-0ALQM

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    There’s ALWAYS something to hate on…

  • robb

    I’m not so sure Philo, I know everybody respects him as a basketball player, but I think people look at him just as a fun player to watch, strangely he’s not taken seriously. Right now most guys want him to fail and use that as an excuse to keep making jokes at his expense. T-Ray is right. Focus on winning, forget about people liking you, you’ll be liked and respected when you get it done.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    I’ll tell the truth;
    When (if) he gets the ring(s), the knock on him will be, “Well it took him a decade!” type of thing.
    And people really do love him.
    Outgoing, people say he’s fun to party with.
    Also, I would argue that The King is taken seriously, for every perceived failure, there is intense chatter. If he weren’t taken seriously, they would treat him like a John Starks, or a Nick Anderson after a bad game or series.
    They don’t take Starks or Anderson seriously.
    The King could NEVER miss 4 straight free throws in The Finals.
    Or, pitch a 2-18 in The Finals.
    He’d have to retire on the spot. lol

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    I agree he has to win a championship. But the only way he can lose some of the hate is to dominate the finals so extremely that skip bayless dies of a heart attack.lol. But he cant afford a finals slums again. He has to kill kill kill.

  • robb

    He was taken very seriously in 2007 but (and this is just the way I see it) since then the jokes about him, and the attacks on him have increased, now you have the TNT guys pretending they are laughing with him when they are actually laughing at him. Charles Barkley won’t say it, but I’m sure he feels relieved every year Lebron doesn’t get a ring. What I’m trying to say is that I’m really rooting for Lebron to win at least one ring so everybody respects him.

  • robb

    *can respect him

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    No doubt, robb.
    I feel you.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Shaq looked furious last night when Kenny Smith stated that he was not the most dominant Laker ever. I personally think Shaq has a personal issue with Kenny, you can totally tell.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Yea I really am not a Heat fan but I’m so tired of the hate he gets it’s so annoying to the point where I just want him to win to shut them up.

  • Roger Tornga

    That’s truly funny that Charles looks like Charlie V.’s dad with that blue headband. I keep getting tickles when I think about it.

  • LP

    That wasn’t that funny to me…


    WHACK ATTACK !! . Hes a big bi#ch now no doubt. Bring back GP.

  • http://sfklf.com Jukai

    … am I the only one who didn’t laugh?

  • 23

    and if this is tnt’s best segment of the season so far thats just sad. i havent had the chance to watch any tnt games but from what ive been hearing, shaq is an epic fail. i remember always cracking up with charles and kenny. their small banter was the best part of the show in my opinion.

  • Red

    It was funny but Shaq ruined it.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Gp and cwebb were the best. Shaq is annoying. Wtf was that pic with him on fire? The sock? Why? Cwebb should sneak in one night and throw his shoe at shaq

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Shout out @the turdburglar.

  • anthony y

    LMAO!!!! Yo even lebron has to laugh at that..that was the funniest slit they have EVER done!!

  • tk

    No Jukai. ur not! this was whack. shaq is a huge waste of space. They would be better served wit marv albert or bill walton (lol im kidding about the last part) i cant stand shaq’s egotistical ways. i dont even watch it anymore!

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Does Ernie not have mirrors in his house?
    Men who engage in conversation about another mans hair on a weekly basis…”GAY GAY GAY” to quote lil Duval.

  • patrick


  • T-Money

    robb: what i will say is that there’s a lot of people who enjoy seeing him fail and root against him. he is taken VERY seriously by players and media. regardless of the side you’re taking in the debates, when the questions are “can he better than mj, michael, etc”, the respect is already there.

  • T-Money

    isn’t it kind of weird to be obsessed with a dude’s hairline? it doesn’t seem to bother savannah brinson – which is really the only person that should be concerned with that. just sayin.

  • http://outlaw.com bo outlaw

    ernie underwent chemo therapy a few years back

  • http://Slamonline.com bike

    LeBron has the potential to be the G.O.A.T.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    it seems like people are teasing him.
    Because that’s what men do with other men in fraternal groups. We find your obvious weak points and tease you mercilessly.
    I mean, that’s what we did when I played sports.

  • shutup

    it goes beyond teasing, I seriously think these jokes dont come from a good place, theres a bit of resentment in these jokes. the only thing that will shut people up is winning a championship.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Bike…….. never mind….

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    AP, its true but the problem is jokes are based on somthing honest and LeBron put himself in a position where he cant be honest in public and really go back at them like you snapping on your boys at the gym or w/e. LB is the face of the league and the best player on the planet and gets a disrespectful amount of money to do it & hes doing it in miami. Meanwhile they are a bunch of washed up fat guys, that get paid to talk about dudes hair.

  • ab40

    if you don’t think this is funny it’s probably lebron’s fault. Because LeBron says so. This was funny and I think he’s gonna go bald at and stay bald after the 2012 Olympics.

  • CP31

    look at brandon jennings on the side panel with his picture.. he looks worried too.haha.

  • robb

    @T-Money yeah they respect his game the man is incredibly talented, but they don’t respect him the way they respected MJ or Kobe, even Magic, even though he also was an outgoing guy who enjoyed having a good time.

    AllenP teasing is OK but like shutup said those jokes don’t come from a good place.

  • Mega

    Bring back GP, and pair him with C Webb, that was the ish!

  • Sondra

    My friends and I laughed, but we were not laughing at LeBron. We were laughing at the crew of fat, balding has-been men talking about someone’s hair! Seems like such a female discussion. And, as Ira said, “At the end of the day, LeBron will be LeBron, and they won’t!”

  • ChipS

    lmao…. video was funny but never thought I would see a Lil Duval quote on Slam.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Co-sign Allen; I don’t know where all of you are from, but between my male friends and I if there is an insecurity that you are trying to hide that is blatantly obvious… you will be joked upon mercilessly. Where the $%^& did you guys grow up/live, Sesame Street?