Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 1:09 pm  |  47 responses

McHale Replaces Gary Payton on NBA TV

Some may say that replacing Gary Payton ruins the ‘best studio show ever.’ But we’re looking forward to it! Why? Because, as the Star Tribune‘s Judd Zulgad puts it, “This should mean McHale and Charles Barkley will able to have an opportunity to match wits at times.”

  • Add a Comment
  • Share
  • RSS

Tags: , ,

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    This is like Millen being on ESPN Countdown. BOOOO!

  • ClydeSays

    What?! I want GP!!! He was great. Did he want too much $$$ or something? SLAM needs to get to the bottom of this. Isn’t Lang your man on the inside now? Have him investigate.

  • riggs

    are they retarded?!?!? the freakin web & glove combo is what made that show! nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • riggs


  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    This would only be acceptable if GP replaced McHale as the GM and/or coach of the Timberwolves.

  • http://www.twitter.com/NotebookNick thesubwayconnection

    Man, I don’t see how this makes any sense at all. FREE C-WEBB!

  • riggs

    holy crap my comment sliced through page on firefox

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    That sucks. Especially since I just deleted the Game Night recordings I had of GP & C Webb on my DVR. They just killed the best hoops show on TV.

  • edmalhas

    Best hoops show?! Guess I was watching a different channel. That show was a wreck.

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    This is turrible

  • JD


  • Ken

    Co-sign Russ.

  • Yesse

    Man im gonna miss the jokes between Gary and Chris.

  • wilz

    he was annoying…but ..mchale?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    WTF?!?! This sucks.

  • K3V1N3o5

    Isnt Kenny Smith leaving TNT’s NBA coverage?They have to bring in GP to replace Kenny.

  • Sarah

    I guess I’m the only one who couldn’t stand Payton on that show. I doubt McHale will be much better, but at least Gary’s gone.

  • sab

    GP thought way too much of himself. but it’s still a shame.

  • andrew sanchez

    Worst news I’ve heard all week. No disrespect to mchale but I loved that combo. Individually I didn’t really like any of them but together those 3 made my favorite combo on tv…

  • CSP8

    Sure they weren’t the greatest thing to ever hit TV but CWebb and GP was the perfect fit for that show. They were not overly statistic nor did they go out of their way to bash any player. They were the perfect bball comic relief and breaking them up sucks period juice. Mchale better be the next Bernie Mac, otherwise I will no longer be a fan of “Fan Night”.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I think we’re going to see a lot more of the Glove.. as a COACH!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Kenny should stay with TNT. Him, Ernie, and Chuck make TNT sports.

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    But wait, Ernie Johnson, McHale and Webber? What happened to Ahmad Rashad then?

  • Wendallt

    dumb, now its gonna suck!

  • ClydeSays

    I LIKED the fact that GP thought too much of himself. That’s what made him worth watching. Barkely is the same. You have to have an ego to say crazy isht and make people believe it.

  • B-more Mike

    Ruined my tuesday nights. Fun in the studio, hall of famers and recent players so you respect their opinions.

  • iLL wiLL

    Bad move. McFail?

  • http://www.jameyburke.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Thank God-Glove was a great player, but an annoying person.
    I won’t miss those cream colored suits with the giant-ass colors either.
    Thanks NBA TV.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    @KobeWAPT — GP was GOLD on the set. I will, however, concede the giant collars (if that’s what you meant by “colors”).

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’ll say it more clearly: This could mean Gary Payton is searching for a coaching gig!

  • DallasJ


  • DallasJ


  • DallasJ


  • http://www.slamonline.com Todd Spehr

    For further reference on the comedy styling of Kevin McHale, read “Unfinished Business.” He once compared playing in the preseason to “shitting in an outhouse.”

  • knock knock

    Cant be serious. Gary Payton not only doesn’t know anything, but talks like a dummy. Wasn’t very funny either, ANYBODY ON HERE ACTUALLY WATCH THE SHOW?? You know they replaced him cuzza decline in the ratings, as in ie. no one likes him.

  • kev

    that show was great!!!!! Webb and gp had great chemistry and humor. It was like sitting with a bunch of your friend s talking hoops! Mchale?? WTF he sucks balls

  • NUPE

    I guess the show is after more ‘analysis’ and less ‘commentary’. Certainly going to change the personality of the show. GP had such great chemestry with everybody, felt like the fellas just hangin out watching a game. With Mchale I think it won’t be as ‘fun’ but provide more perspective. Got to wait and see how much I like it.

  • http://www.alloutblitz.com Cordeazy

    boooooooooooooo indeed

  • CP

    I will say it if no one eles dose,I think C-Webb & GP were a little to Black For NBA TV’s liking

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t know if they were too black, but they are a little too unpredictable. And not in the “I’m kinda stupid” Charles Barkely way.
    GP and Chris had a tendency to say anything about everything. Plus, McHale is a GM so he has more cache with the bigwigs.

  • thebigticket05

    hmmm i’ve been hearing nothing but good thing about the show on NBATV with c webb and gp(i wish i had NBATV but no money:(, but neways i wonder why that gp isnt coming back?

  • Heals

    I think most agree this has nothing to do with McHale, and everything to do wih C-Webb and GP. Damn say it isn’t so, it just seems so unesscessary. I mean C-Webb and GP were one of the best things about last season…

  • Pingback: SLAM ONLINE | » ‘The Glove’ Has Come Off

  • http://www.dabiankwong.deviantart.com hangkwong

    Bring back GP!

  • http://www.lineofthenight.com/ Shannon Booher

    This news has ruined my day/night/week/month.

  • B. Pierce

    I think the Glove and Chris Webber were a good fit.. I think NBATV can use Gary Payton as a guest analyst from time to time with C-Webb or let him do some guest spots.. I looked fwd to GP and C-Webb on Tuesday nights… McHale isn’t exciting to me on TV.. He need to go back to the TWolves in a another role.. I know Rick Kamala is licking Mchale’s azz now………

  • http://djchampps@gmail.com Dj Champps

    Payton And C-Web combo was entertaing, made the show better…What was NBA thinking?