Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley gave us another late-night television moment to remember. The two former NBA legends almost came to blows yet again on a recent episode of Inside the NBA on TNT.
Inside The NBA‘s producers have to love the comedic friction that the two alpha males provide at times. But Tuesday night’s antics may have had them on the edge of their seats just like the viewers at home.
For years, it’s been a running joke to clown Charles Barkley for never winning an NBA Championship. He only got to the NBA Finals once in his career in 1993 as a member of the Phoenix Suns. But, his team lost to Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls that year. So, whenever Barkley dare tries to speak on anything dealing with a championship or championship player, Shaq makes sure to remind him of his shortcomings.
This happened again on Tuesday night, but this time it seemed extra personal. Per usual, Shaq mentioned Barkley’s lone Finals appearance and loss. But Barkley shot back at the four-time champion by saying that he rode Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade’s coattails to get his. From there Shaq called Barkley a “bum” and questioned how he even made it into the NBA Hall Of Fame. Later in the spat Shaq threatened to punch Barkley in the face. Barkley responded by threatening to “throw one of these chicken wings at your fat *ss.”
This isn’t the first time these two have went at it. In fact, Shaq threatened Chuck with the fade earlier this year. The two of them have also been caught wrestling off camera as well.
Watch for yourself below to be entertained.