Shaquille O’Neal or Charles Barkley? NHL Stars Picked Which NBA Legend Could Dominate in Hockey

Raahib Singh
|Published 22/01/2023

In the NBA, there are a few players that distinguish themselves from the rest. Inside the NBA co-hosts, Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, both sure do have that effect. Shaquille O’Neal is a 4x NBA Champion, 3x Finals MVP, and 1x MVP. On the other hand, Charles Barkley is a 1x MVP and is known as one of the best forwards of all time.

Shaq is a 7ft 1″ beast who weighs 324 lbs. On the other hand, Chuck is 6ft 6″ and weighs 252 lbs. Both men are big, not only for their heights, but they’re big in general as well. In 2021, TNT signed NHL legend Wayne Gretzky as a studio analyst.

When the NBA season started in October, Wayne made an appearance on Inside the NBA. During his time there, the debate about who would be better at hockey: Chuck or Shaq, was put to bed.

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NHL stars pick Shaquille O’Neal over Charles Barkley as a potential hockey star

Shaquille O’Neal is a jack of all trades. The Hall of Famer can be seen doing different things at all times. He has a platinum-selling rap album, an episode of a sitcom that he directed, couple of dance videos, and what not.

When Wayne Gretzky was on Inside the NBA, the studio took things a step further and contacted several NHL stars like Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Nathan MacKinnon, and more stars to take a survey about Shaq and Chuck’s future as a hockey player. Shaq won the voting with an overwhelming majority of 7-2.

The guys on the show then proceeded to shoot pucks into a goal. The most surprising part of the episode was how good Ernie Johnson was at shooting the pucks. As Ernie said, he is from New York and knew his way around a hockey stick.

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Shaq and Chuck play soccer on TV

Recently, the dynamic duo were playing soccer on the sets of Inside the NBA. With Shaq as the goal keeper, Chuck didn’t go easy on the 7ft 1″ big man.

Thankfully, Shaq walked away fine and didn’t add to his existing knee troubles.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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