Interracial Brothers-In-Law Comedy From Kenny Smith & David Janollari Set At NBC

NBC has put in development comedy Family’s Family, from Black-ish co-executive producer Kenny Smith, David Janollari and Universal TV, where David Janollari Entertainment is based.
Written by Smith and inspired by his own life, Family’s Family centers on brothers-in-law Brandon Turner, an African-American liberal, non-sports obsessed, believe-what-you-want-to-believe kind of guy, and Tom McQuillan, a white conservative, hockey-loving, Mass-every-Sunday kind of guy. Family’…

NBC has put in development comedy Family’s Family, from Black-ish co-executive producer Kenny Smith, David Janollari and Universal TV, where David Janollari Entertainment is based. Written by Smith and inspired by his own life, Family’s Family centers on brothers-in-law Brandon Turner, an African-American liberal, non-sports obsessed, believe-what-you-want-to-believe kind of guy, and Tom McQuillan, a white conservative, hockey-loving, Mass-every-Sunday kind of guy. Family'…

LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers Players Lock Arms During National Anthem

Prior to the start of their season opening game against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers locked arms in protest during the singing of the national anthem.

Prior to the start of the season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver reminded teams that league rules require players to stand during the national anthem, leading to this demonstration in lieu of kneeling as many NFL players have done in recent weeks. The Cavaliers have also locked arms during the national anthem during preseason games played in the past two weeks.

The protests come after Donald Trump criticized athletes who kneel during the anthem, while Cavaliers star James called Trump a “bum” on Twitter after he rescinded the invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House.

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When asked about whether he thinks NBA players should protest, TNT analyst Kenny Smith said he feels athletes should use their voice to speak out on social issues if they want. But fellow analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal would rather see the protests that have already occurred be followed with action.

“Enough talking. When are we going to do something about it?” O’Neal said. “When you allow people to deviate from what you’re trying to do, then they can create other problems. They always say, ‘We’re not disrespecting the flag,’ but when you allow people to say, ‘You are disrespecting the flag by doing it during the national anthem,’ is the message really being heard?”

See the video on their conversation below.

.@TurnerSportsEJ, @SHAQ, @TheJetOnTNT & Charles Barkley comment on the recent anthem protests. #KiaTipOff17 pic.twitter.com/qmoVaX03vI

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 17, 2017

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Prior to the start of their season opening game against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers locked arms in protest during the singing of the national anthem.

Prior to the start of the season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver reminded teams that league rules require players to stand during the national anthem, leading to this demonstration in lieu of kneeling as many NFL players have done in recent weeks. The Cavaliers have also locked arms during the national anthem during preseason games played in the past two weeks.

The protests come after Donald Trump criticized athletes who kneel during the anthem, while Cavaliers star James called Trump a “bum” on Twitter after he rescinded the invitation to the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House.

When asked about whether he thinks NBA players should protest, TNT analyst Kenny Smith said he feels athletes should use their voice to speak out on social issues if they want. But fellow analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal would rather see the protests that have already occurred be followed with action.

“Enough talking. When are we going to do something about it?” O’Neal said. “When you allow people to deviate from what you’re trying to do, then they can create other problems. They always say, ‘We’re not disrespecting the flag,’ but when you allow people to say, ‘You are disrespecting the flag by doing it during the national anthem,’ is the message really being heard?”

See the video on their conversation below.

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ITV America Inks Development Deal With Emmy-Winning NBA Star Kenny Smith

EXCLUSIVE: With tonight’s NBA Playoffs Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals about to begin between the reigning champions Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics, Kenny Smith is part of the team fronting TNT‘s coverage of the match-up. But today the two-time NBA champ and his wife and producing partner, Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith dunked a new deal – this one with ITV America.
The multi-year exclusive development deal could see the duo individually or together fronting…

EXCLUSIVE: With tonight's NBA Playoffs Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals about to begin between the reigning champions Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics, Kenny Smith is part of the team fronting TNT's coverage of the match-up. But today the two-time NBA champ and his wife and producing partner, Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith dunked a new deal – this one with ITV America. The multi-year exclusive development deal could see the duo individually or together fronting…

Charles Barkley ‘Uncomfortable’ Seeing Isaiah Thomas Cry After Death of Sister (Video)

Charles Barkley is catching heat for on-air comments about grieving NBA star Isaiah Washington — who just lost his sister in a tragic car wreck.

Barkley, a former league MVP and panelist on TNT’s “Inside The NBA” said he was “uncomfortable” with footage of Washington crying on the sidelines before a playoff game on Sunday.

“I’m not feeling comfortable with him sitting on the sideline like that, that makes me uncomfortable,” Barkley told his panel, including co-host and former pro Kenny Smith.

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“That tells me he’s not in shape to play. I don’t know how this night is going to turn out, but for him to be sitting on the sideline a few minutes before the game crying … that’s just not a good look in my personal opinion,” Barkley concluded.

The sister of the Boston Celtics player, 22-year-old Chyna, died in a single-car wreck in Tacoma, Washington early Saturday. Thomas decided to press on and play in Sunday’s game, his coach confirmed to media the following day.

“Charles Barkley has no heart. You should be fired, ” user @AGPXX wrote on Twitter. “A man lost his baby sister.”

“Thank you Charles Barkley for letting us know that it’s about YOUR selfish comfort regarding isiah Thomas playing, not his.” wrote @_bigchee.

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What’s more — Barkley seemed to hurl a thinly-veiled homophobic insult at co-host Smith after a heated debate about the best NBA point guard in the league.

‘You need to rest your voice, man. Take the rest of the night off, get some tea, go on down to Bulldogs,” Barkley told Smith.  Bulldogs, as one Twitter user pointed out, is a popular gay bar in Atlanta, Ga. — where “Inside the NBA” tapes.

A TNT spokesperson did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment on the matter.

Charles Barkley… What is wrong with you… pic.twitter.com/8hc9elzWzQ

— Shake4ndbake (@ItsShake4ndbake) April 16, 2017

Charles Barkley has no heart. You should be fired. A man lost his baby sister and you say you’re “uncomfortable with him crying” stfu brat

— Avery (@AGPXX) April 17, 2017

That was a very senseless comment made by Charles Barkley. Losing anyone tragically is heartbreaking, no matter your profession. https://t.co/TIGnoMpLFt

— Safay Crawford (@cammc11gf) April 17, 2017

Thank you Charles Barkley for letting us know that it’s about YOUR selfish comfort regarding isiah Thomas playing, not his

— Contrl the narrative (@_bigchee) April 17, 2017

Charles Barkley told Kenny to take the night off and go to Bulldogs lmaooo. That’s a gay club in Atlanta lol

— JR (@Ashy_Boss) April 17, 2017

I second this.CHARLES BARKLEY HAS TO GET OFF TV.He has went way too goddamn far this time.He didn’t have to use his platform to shame Thomas https://t.co/UqiTR3CdJv

— ●ℬℯℓℓa✦ℬℯℓℓa●™ (@BayyBeeBella) April 17, 2017

If your little sister is killed make sure not to cry so dumbass Charles Barkley won’t feel uncomfortable https://t.co/dLKlOV1zoY

— Shashana (@Shashana80sKid) April 17, 2017

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Charles Barkley is catching heat for on-air comments about grieving NBA star Isaiah Washington — who just lost his sister in a tragic car wreck.

Barkley, a former league MVP and panelist on TNT’s “Inside The NBA” said he was “uncomfortable” with footage of Washington crying on the sidelines before a playoff game on Sunday.

“I’m not feeling comfortable with him sitting on the sideline like that, that makes me uncomfortable,” Barkley told his panel, including co-host and former pro Kenny Smith.

“That tells me he’s not in shape to play. I don’t know how this night is going to turn out, but for him to be sitting on the sideline a few minutes before the game crying … that’s just not a good look in my personal opinion,” Barkley concluded.

The sister of the Boston Celtics player, 22-year-old Chyna, died in a single-car wreck in Tacoma, Washington early Saturday. Thomas decided to press on and play in Sunday’s game, his coach confirmed to media the following day.

“Charles Barkley has no heart. You should be fired, ” user @AGPXX wrote on Twitter. “A man lost his baby sister.”

“Thank you Charles Barkley for letting us know that it’s about YOUR selfish comfort regarding isiah Thomas playing, not his.” wrote @_bigchee.

What’s more — Barkley seemed to hurl a thinly-veiled homophobic insult at co-host Smith after a heated debate about the best NBA point guard in the league.

‘You need to rest your voice, man. Take the rest of the night off, get some tea, go on down to Bulldogs,” Barkley told Smith.  Bulldogs, as one Twitter user pointed out, is a popular gay bar in Atlanta, Ga. — where “Inside the NBA” tapes.

A TNT spokesperson did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment on the matter.

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