TNT mocks Shaq, Sacramento Kings with ‘gone fishin’ (Photo)


Apr 13, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts after being called for a technical foul during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-103. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Apparently, you don’t need to make the postseason to be ‘honored’ in the ‘Gone Fishin’ segment on TNT.

Usually reserved for a team who has been eliminated from the NBA playoffs, the crew on Inside the NBA decided to honor a few teams who weren’t able to find their way to the postseason this year and of course, the Kings were the first team on the board.

Poking fun at Kings minority owner and TNT host Shaquille O’Neal, ‘Shaqramento’ (as he overly enjoys calling himself) was spotted along the dock with Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Johnson and Rudy Gay showing off their big catch as they sat out the NBA’s postseason.

But where was DeMarcus Cousins? They couldn’t exclude one of the Kings biggest stars, could they? Of course not – Cousins was in the photo, apparently screaming in the lake.

Maybe it’s a new fishing method.

You can watch the entire segment by clicking here as the video unfortunately isn’t embeddable.