Words matter. These are the best Ernie Johnson Jr. Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There were trust issues with Hillary Clinton I couldn’t get past, and there was this inflammatory rhetoric from Donald Trump, which to me was incomprehensible and indefensible.
I sat in the back of the broadcast booth for ages watching my dad do his job. And not just watching how he did his job, but how he interacted with people and how he regarded his job.
I listen to everything. My playlists are wide-ranging. I listen to classic rock, gospel, Christian, soul.
There was a time I worshipped at the altar of Rudy Martzke.
I listen to a little bit of hip-hop, but I mainly go back to what was big when I was at the University of Georgia in the ’70s. I’m a big Emerson, Lake & Palmer guy, a big Jackson Browne guy, the soundtrack of college.
I used to let my job define who I was. I like this version of me now, the one that values his job but doesn’t put it at the top of the heap.
As it turns out, because of the kind of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma I had, there was no need for treatment right away. So I could continue to keep working and doing my thing until it got to the time where my oncologist and I determined it was time for treatment.
A lot of times the interview relies not so much on the interviewee, but on the interviewer.
There was a time in my life that I thought prayer did not matter either. There was a time earlier in my life where I did not give God a second thought.
I’m the TV guy trying to get us from point A to point B to point C.
I thought I’d be an English teacher and a baseball coach somewhere.
I had the world’s greatest childhood. I used to hang around by the batting cage and have Hank Aaron ask me how my Little League team was doing.
I actually covered a fire once at the apartment complex where I was living.
I grew up going to Catholic school and I was altar boy even going back to the days where the altar boys had to learn the Latin clergy for mass.
You really don’t consider it work when you are doing what you like to do.
I was a baseball player growing up and wanted to play ball.
Our family life is a circus without a net. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m going to pray for Donald Trump.
There are just certain nuances of the game that cannot be defined by stats and that’s why you can’t rely on them. That’s why Popeye Jones was Charles Barkley’s biggest headache, not Kevin McHale. That’s why Big Country Reeves is the guy who ate Shaquille O’Neal alive.
I’m a Christian. I follow a guy named Jesus, you might have heard of him.
Calling Jack Nicklaus’s last trip to St. Andrews was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
I remember all the old catwalks and stuff at County Stadium.
Chris Webber used to be a wonderful guest to have in. Very loose, and a lot of fun.
Every time I do a game on TBS, I wear these: my dad’s cuff links from 1958.
I like the Slam Dunk contest when it’s good.
I believe whoever is in the White House, God is in charge. That’s me. And I voiced that on TV.
I never know from one election to the next who’s going to be in office, but I know who’s on the throne. And I’m on this earth because God created me. And that’s who I answer to.
I believe people can change and I believe through the power of prayer, God can change people and people’s outlooks.
Less is always more in a playoff game.
I had kind of written the script for my life, I thought. I had the great job, great wife and a boy and a girl and then here’s this script that we’re following and suddenly adoption comes into the picture. That was the huge unscripted moment in my life which led to many, many others.
I kind of like the three-point shoot-out. It’s very easy to understand, very simple.
I’ve been called a point guard, I’ve been called a traffic cop, I’ve been called a ringmaster, a lion tamer, whatever. And I guess the thing about the traffic cop is I’m more of a rogue traffic cop because a good traffic cop doesn’t want any fender benders.
It’s fun to go to a job where you know you’re going to laugh before the day is over.
I think Kobe Bryant was great.
My sister and mom are both cancer survivors. If they’re going to whip it, so am I.
What can I ask the owner that I won’t ask the GM that I won’t ask the coach that I won’t ask a player? I want to get something for the viewers at home.
When you’ve got people taking opposite positions just to create a debate, viewers can see through it.
I’m a coffee guy but I don’t think I’ve had a full cup of coffee. I’ll grab one and then I’ll have a few sips of it then go back to work and it’s cold then I’ll throw that away and go back later and get another one.
There’s no act. That’s the whole Charles Barkley package. That’s why people like him.
I was a news anchor in Macon for a year and a half, and a news reporter for exactly one year in Spartanburg before they hired me at the ABC affiliate WSD in Atlanta.
I’m not the guy who’s been in the huddle with 1.7 seconds left to go.
On the NBA show we are dealing with millionaires. On the college level we are dealing with some teenagers.
You may hate the pilot but you don’t want the plane to crash.
What I’ve always tried to do, whether it’s the NBA or baseball or golf, is be charged with getting the color.
I mean, it just seems to me that everybody wants to get on each other, everybody wants to attack everybody.
Dad liked to self-deprecatingly joke about his career, but Ernie Johnson was a pretty darn good relief pitcher.
Some people say doing a studio show and doing play by play are two totally different animals. And to an extent, that’s true.
I’m the worst guy to ever talk about ratings and number of households watching.
I love a place packed with history.
This is baseball, this is in my blood, this is what I grew up with.
I work on the show every day, even when we aren’t on the air. I’m compiling quotes from around the league, digging through clips. ‘Chris Paul said this, that might spark a good conversation.’ I’m looking at numbers, offensive and defensive efficiency.
I don’t work for a sports network, per se. I’m on once a week for the NBA and then we only do a handful of golf events – the PGA, the British and the Grand Slam.
I’m praying for America, and I’m praying that one day we’ll look back and we’re going to say, ‘You know what, that Donald Trump presidency… it was all right.’
The fans at home want to hear what LeBron or Kevin Durant or Steve Kerr has to say.
Golf teaches you about yourself. You haven’t got anyone else to blame when things go wrong.