“Charles Barkley’s Grandson is Very ‘Slow'”: Shaquille O’Neal Left Breathless After Kenny Smith Racy Joke About Little Henry

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 28/01/2023

Inside the NBA is arguably the best NBA show on television right now. And more than anyone else, that is due to Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. Oftentimes, it can be due to their arguments taking a humorous turn. However, on most occasions, it’s due to a controversial statement made by them.

But, no matter what is said, no matter how racy, things are often diverted quickly enough for there to be no lasting impact. Heck, perhaps that is the reason why this show has been so successful within the NBA community. Which may have motivated a different person to try their hand at the controversial statements game.

And let’s just say, he might’ve taken it just a tad bit too far.

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Kenny Smith calls Charles Barkley’s grandson ‘slow’ on live, national television

Charles Barkley is now 59 years old. So, as you’d expect, the man is now a grandparent. And on a recent occasion, the NBA community had the honor of seeing cute little Henry for themselves.

Most saw the little baby and cried out in joy. However, it appears that Kenny Smith had other ideas.

Take a look at what happened next in the short YouTube clip below.

Fortunately for Smith, Charles Barkley appeared to take the joke well. However, even Shaquille O’Neal knew the joke was far racier than most jokes cracked on the show.

Things may have turned out well in the end, however, this is one where things could’ve easily gone south. And admittedly, the former NBA player should consider himself very lucky that they didn’t.


Charles Barkley isn’t quite in the green, himself

Sure, Shaquille O’Neal can often say some things that are a bit controversial. However, when he is compared to Charles Barkley, the man almost seems like he is in total control.

Heck, just ask the women of San Antonio.

No matter how many years pass, this one just never gets old.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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