NBA TV To Premiere ‘Shaq: The Big Conversation’ on September 7

As Shaq heads into the HOF later this week, NBA TV is airing an hour-long special titled, “Shaq: The Big Conversation.”

Ernie Johnson and the Diesel cover a wide range of topics, including playing with Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Penny Hardaway, his struggles late in his career, and life after basketball.

Here’s some clips from “The Big Conversation,” which premieres on NBA TV at 8 p.m. EST:

On Kobe and leaving L.A.:

On his stepfather teaching him basketball:

On Pat Riley taking him to the next level: