“Shaquille O’Neal Can’t Handle It!”: Candace Parker Once Nastily Threw Down All Over the Big Man Right on National Television

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 10/01/2023

When it comes to the sport of basketball, there are few people as accomplished as Shaquille O’Neal has been. After all, 4 championships, 3 of which came during a three-peat is no joke by any stretch. And of course, his Finals MVPs, Regular season MVPs, and scoring titles are just the cherries on top.

But more than anything else, what made the man infamous as he was, wasn’t precisely his success. Sure, while it did play a part, it was his bully-ball style that made him must-see TV. And it is something he takes a lot of pride in, to this day.

So, what happens when all that is turned right on its head in a matter of seconds?

As Candace Parker once found out, it incites quite a hilarious reaction.

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Shaquille O’Neal walks off after seeing himself humiliated by Candace Parker

Shaquille O’Neal never wants to be dunked on. Whether it is real life or a video game, it’s really all the same to him.

So, when Candace Parker once showed up to the set of TNT’ ‘Inside the NBA’ with a certain clip in hand, you can probably imagine the man’s reaction.

Shaq was probably holding himself back from challenging her to a 1v1 right then and there, on the TNT set’s basketball court.

However, if that is the case, we really don’t see why. After all, that would have made for great television.

And we know for damn sure Shaq wasn’t scared of playing anybody on planet earth in front of the whole world.


Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley once went head to head in the studio of Inside the NBA

No, not in some sort of argument.

In a stunning display, both competitors agreed to a three-point shooting contest. And unbelievably, it was over in 2 shots.

Take a look at it all go down in the YouTube clip below.

That could perhaps be the luckiest shot ever taken in the history of sports.

But a make is a make. And Shaquille O’Neal was the unequivocal victor.

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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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