What do you get for the guys who have everything? I gave Ernie, Kenny, Chuck and Shaq supersized Czar Bars at the Inside the NBA holiday gift swap on Thursday night. I had these antioxidant-rich chocolate bars custom made for my friends using 72% cocoa solids so that they could enjoy a sweet holiday treat with health benefits. Of course, I don’t recommend eating the entire bar in one sitting!
I attended our annual TNT/NBA TV tip-off seminar at Turner’s headquarters in Atlanta on Thursday. After the extended offseason, it provided a great opportunity for all of us to get together before the hectic NBA basketball season gets underway and scatters us on assignments around the country. As always the meeting was very informative. The league sent people in from the NBA office to bring us up to speed on changes we need to be aware of such as expanded use of video replay and amended interpretations of the official rules. TNT introduced us to the latest technologies that will be utilized during our broadcasts as well as the TNT family’s newest member Shaquille O’Neal, who will be a magnificent addition to the team.