Shaq lets Charles Barkley know that he’ll knock him out if he hears Chuck direct any disrespect towards his grandmother or mother.
The NBA consists of a bevy of lovable duos throughout the history of the league. Whether it’s on the court with guys like DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, or off it, with Mike Breen and Walt Frazier sharing a special connection when on air, covering the Knicks, the NBA is known to possess wholesome connections between the personalities that inhabit it.
However, a duo that emerged in the early 2010s was the pairing between Shaq and Charles Barkley, both of whom were polarizing figures in basketball during their playing days. Everything from Chuck putting a random man through a window pane or Shaq beefing with nearly every single star in the league like David Robertson and Kobe Bryant, the Lakers and Suns legends seem to mesh quite well with one another on air.
It feels as though Shaq and Barkley were destined to be at odds with one another, considering the incident they shared during the latter’s stint with the Houston Rockets while Shaq was still on the Lakers.
Shaq hilariously warns Chuck that he’ll knock him out on NBAonTNT.
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics took care of business in TD Garden last night as the 23-year-old dropped 50 points on 17-17 shooting from the charity stripe. While breaking down a few of the plays that took place during the bout, Chuck interrupted Shaq to make a classic ‘yo momma’ joke of sorts. This didn’t bode well with the 4x champ as he hilariously warned Chuck that he’d ‘knock his face off’.
“I will reach across this table…” 👀😂
Gonna be some furniture moving if Chuck talks to Shaq like that again. pic.twitter.com/d1kgKChXnc
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 19, 2021
The NBAonTNT proceeded to burst out in laughter with Kenny imitating O’Neal and how he responded to Barkley following the joke. Though it may seem as though Chuck struck a nerve on this joke, it’s quite actually the opposite
It’s clear that Shaq is alright with Chuck taking his jokes to a level as far as that, indicating the strength of their relationship/ friendship. They’ve come a long way since that fateful day in 1999 where they tussled underneath the basket after the ‘Round Mound of Rebound’ threw the ball at Shaq’s head.