Ernie Johnson once roasted Shaquille O’Neal for not having a single 50-point playoff game in his career on Inside the NBA.
As one of the most entertaining sports analytical shows on television, Inside the NBA never seizes to surprise us with their crazy antics and humorous panelists on the show.
The Emmy award-winning show has Ernie Johnson as its host. The panel of the show consists of NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith. The show also has guest appearances and fill-in analysts such as Chris Webber and Dominique Wilkins.
During one of the discussions on the show that had players who had 50-point games during the playoffs as its subject. Ernie Johnson was seen reading out the above list of the players that surprisingly didn’t have Shaquille O’Neal.
What followed next was the fellow panelists Charles Barkey and Dominique Wilkins breaking into a burst of laughter. Shaq was himself taken aback by the statistic.
Also read: “I’m the baddest big motherf**ker ever”: Draymond Green anoints Shaquille O’Neal as the most dominant over Wilt Chamberlain while talking about his own credentials as the greatest defender ever
Ernie Johnson roasts Shaquille O’Neal for not having a single 50-points playoff performance in his career, while Barkley and Wilkins are seen in a state of complete amusement.
Ernie Johnson reminds Shaquille O’Neal of having zero 50-points playoff games
While discussing some playoff stats, Ernie mentioned John Wall’s 40-point, 13 assists game against the Celtics in the 2017 playoffs. The veteran host added that this was the first 40-point double-double against the Celtics since Jerry West in 1969.
Ernie would further discuss 50-point playoff games talking of Barkley’s 56-point game against the Golden State Warriors on 23-of-31 shooting.
The veteran host added that Dominique had a 50-point game against the Detroit Pistons on 19-of-28 shooting. As Chuck and Dominique were seen congratulating each other, Shaq asked if he had a 50-point game.
Ernie was quick to reverse the question asking how many he thinks he had and Big Diesel said,” I am gonna at least say one.” to which EJ replied, “No.”
Also read: “Dennis Schroder, what the hell were you thinking?!”: Shaquille O’Neal slams former Lakers star’s greed after he declined the 4 year, $84 million extension, to land up with a $5.9 million contract
Though Shaq had zero 50-point playoffs game, one cannot deny that Big Diesel was one of the most dominating players in the NBA. Shaq is a 3x Finals MVP and a playoff career 24.3 PPG and 11.6 RPG on 56.3% shooting from the field.