07/14/2011 03:59 pm ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011

Shaquille O'Neal Joins TNT: 'It Was An Easy Decision'

It's official: 'The Big Aristotle' will now become 'The Big Analytical' (according to Kenny Smith) as Shaquille O'Neal has signed on to join Inside The NBA on TNT.

O'Neal, considered one of the top 50 players in NBA history, will provide analysis for TNT games alongside Smith and the always entertaining Charles Barkley this upcoming season...if there in fact is a season.

O'Neal said during a conference call that joining the TNT broadcast was an easy decision.

"I’m just going to try to make it more fun than it already is," the big man said.

That might be a tall order because between outlandish bets and outlandish statements, it's difficult to figure out how much more entertainment can be added to the show. Fortunately, if there is one thing Shaquille O'Neal knows, it's fun.