Charles Barkley was seen roasting his Inside the NBA colleague and friend Shaquille O’ Neal during an interview with Conan O’Brien.
Barkley and Shaq share a great relationship. Though the two are often seen taking shots at each other and playing pranks, they have a lot of mutual respect.
Both the basketball legends are co-panelists on the award-winning show Inside the NBA. The show has changed the whole dynamics of broadcasting. The show has been a game-changer with its entertainment quotient and semi-formal approach.
The iconic panel of Earnie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’ Neal have millions of fans across the globe.
The show extends beyond basketball boundaries with the makers coming up, with the funniest gags and antics. However, the highlights of the show are usually Barkely and O’ Neal bickering.
The two Hall of Famers never shy away from speaking their mind and are often seen roasting each other on national television.
Charles Barkley goes on a hilarious rant on Shaquille O’Neal for past statements
According to Barkley, NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal believed the moon to be a 10 hour trip from the earth. However, the Lakers legend had an interesting take to it, “It’s probably closer to get to the moon than LA when asked why, he said, “cause when I step outside [in Atlanta], I can see the moon, but I can’t see California.” said Shaq.
Conan, who found the statement amusing yet fascinating, had Barkley break in saying, he’s just a dumb a**, that would have the host in splits.
The Hall of Famer couldn’t resist taking potshots at the show, Shaq life. Barkley said that there was nothing new about the show except for hanging out with his 22 kids. While talking about the umpteen no of commercials that Shaq has shot for the show, Barkley said, he guarantees Shaq hasn’t used any of the products he endorses.
Conan would prod Barkley about the blue monstrosity of a jacket he wore that had Russell Westbrook call him the worst dresser on the show. The jacket looked like a prom dress, according to many netizens.
However, Barkley would clarify stating that the particular jacket came out of Shaq’s closet and it wasn’t his. The Inside the NBA analyst had Conan in splits when he said Shaq looked like an idiot in that outfit.
There is no denying that Barkley is one of the most entertaining television personalities we’ve ever seen. It’s his brutal honesty coupled with a great sense of humor that sets him apart from others.