NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has played for six franchises during his legendary NBA career that spanned 20 years. It has been noted that during TNT’s coverage of the NBA on Wednesday, Shaq challenged the former Auburn star to spell “spectacular.” And he bet $10,000. It appears that Barkley’s first attempt – he needed to write it down – was off the mark. Kenny Smith took a peek at what Barkley had written down before the analyst came up with the right combination of letters to complete the task, making Shaq look real stupid as he lost the bet.
Shaquille O’ Neal and Charles Barkley had a hilarious moment
In the end Barkley appeared to get it right, although Smith claimed Barkley had originally written it down incorrectly. Claiming victory, the Hall of Famer Barkley gave props to his alma mater.
“Let me look at that camera right now,” Barkley said after passing the pop quiz. “I haven’t had that much to brag on this year, but let me go ahead and say it: War Damn Eagle.
“That Auburn education pulled me through, America.”
Former NBA stars Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley have been partners in the media business for a long time now. The two have had a storied relationship on and off the court for over three decades. But the two have been able to put their differences aside and deliver NBA television’s best moments. However, their financial stories are not alike.
The Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal has been one of the most successful basketball players ever to play the game. They broke several records and earned numerous accolades cementing himself as one of the game’s legends.O’Neal is mostly known in the television world for his appearance on Inside the NBA alongside Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson. The show has been immensely successful and has earned several awards during its run.
His co-star Charles Barkley is also one of the game’s legends and an NBA Hall of Famer. Barkley played in the 80s and 90s during his prime and played for several teams throughout his career. After his retirement, the former MVP would become an instant star on television. Barkley is a fan favorite and is regarded as one of the most entertaining NBA personalities ever. But the net worth of Barkley pales in comparison to O’Neal.