"Best crowd we've ever had"

TNT's Ernie Johnson talks Milwaukee homecoming

Evan Heffelfinger
April 02, 2020 - 2:26 pm
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When it comes to NBA personalities, none may be more famous than TNT's Ernie Johnson, host of the ever popular Inisde the NBA with Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny "The Jet" Smith and Charles Barkley.

While most know about Johnson, many may not know he was born and raised in Milwaukee, as his father was a pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves.

Last year, Inside the NBA did a show during the playoffs out on the Deer District, and the city of Milwaukee threw a celebration for Johnson in the neighborhood he grew up in.

How special was the homecoming to Johnson?


Ernie joined Bill on Thursday to talk about that emotional homecoming, his burgeoning broadcast school, and more:

- Has he ever seen a pandemic like this before?

- How has his broadcast school been going?

- What is his advice to new broadcasters trying to get into the business right now?

- Is it possible to fit the rest of the NBA season in?

- Is he excited for a possible Tiger Woods/Phil Mickelson rematch?

Listen to their fantastic interview below!