NBA legend Shaquille O’ Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley have been a part of ‘Inside the NBA’ panel. Aside from the sports talks, the world enjoys the chemistry of the group and how they like to roast each other regularly. During the latest segment of the broadcast, a similar back-and-forth took place between the usual suspects, Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley.
Shaquille O’ Neal and Charles Barkley have a debate
The panel discussed a variety of scenarios in the most recent episode, from roasting Charles Barkley for his poor predictions and mispronouncing ‘Qatar’ to Shaq crashing into the Christmas tree. Ernie Johnson began the broadcast by asking Barkley to predict who will win, the team of J.T. Poston and Jordan Spieth against Rory Mcllroy and Tiger Woods. In response, Barkley yelled out his famous ‘guarantee’ for a J.T. and Jordan win.
The panel also roasted Barkley for guaranteeing the United States men’s national soccer team’s win against the Netherlands in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This ‘Guarantee’ didn’t work out well for Chuck as well as the USMNT lost the game 1-3 and the Dutch side roasted Barkley on social media.
Furthermore, when discussing the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Barkley mispronounced it as “Cutter.” However, instead of admitting his mistake, he doubled down on the validity of his pronunciation, pointing out that he had actually been to the country.
Other panelists then fired back by pointing out that Shaq had recently returned from an F1 Abu Dhabi trip. However, Barkley indicated that Shaq was frugal on his vacation and didn’t socialize with the people there. After Barkley shaded Shaq by saying he flew in ‘coach’ to Qatar, the Big Diesel clapped back at him, saying that he was flying coach on “Shaq Airlines.” The conversation ended with the entire panel hyping up Shaq to hit the Christmas tree on the set.