Watch: Shaq receives emotional welcome back from TNT crew after sister’s death
Shaq received an emotional welcome back to the show from the TNT crew on Thursday night’s edition of “NBA Tip-Off” before the Charlotte Hornets-Boston Celtics game.
Shaq had been away from the show after his sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, died from cancer. Two weeks ago, host Ernie Johnson explained how Shaq was struggling with his emotions following his sister’s death, saying the former center’s world had been rocked.
So here’s the welcome back O’Neal received, which included hugs from EJ, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.
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Shaq was warmed up and got right back into it with the crew. He and Barkley wasted no time goofing around about the women in San Antonio, as Chuck has done so many times over the years.
Shaq has been with TNT since retiring after the 2010-2011 season.