‘Inside the NBA’ simulates non-violent protest



The “Inside the NBA” crew illustrated Monday why it’s rarely a good idea to stick to sports.


On Martin Luther King Day, TNT broadcast its studio show from the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta and Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal took viewers through a powerful interactive exhibit at the institution.


The four men took viewers through a simulation of a 1960s sit-in, with their hands on a counter while loud, threatening sounds recreated the atmosphere from the time.

Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith simulate a Civil Rights-era sit-in.

Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith simulate a Civil Rights-era sit-in.

(TNT)


The NBA has a long-running history of playing matinee games on MLK Day, and on Monday TNT reminded its viewers what the day is really about.

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