Charles Barkley roasted Inside the NBA co-hosts Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal after the latter tried to act too smart.
We saw Kenny and Shaq enter Studio J donning practically identically styled suits today. It didn’t take long for the entire backroom and frontroom crew to sit up and take notice of this peculiarity.
Kenny and Shaq embraced the similarities with aplomb at the start of tonight’s show. Ernie even made sure that the 2 former NBA champions got as close to each other as possible for the benefit of the viewers to review their styles for the night.
Ernie to Shaq: Could you do me a favor? Could you get up and stand next to The Jet for a second, just so we could take a look at your wardrobe in action together? Look at how close that is.
Kenny: We’re camoing, we’re camoing
Charles Barkley roasts Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal for their suits
Shaq tried to play it a little smarter than he could get away with on this occasion. As usual, he brought up the ‘Rings, Ernie’ argument to try and slight Chuck. But our Round Mound of Rebound needed no further invitation to roast his friends and co-hosts with the world watching:
Shaq: Big fella, you wanna know the name of this story? Six rings!
Chuck: More like Dumb and Dumber.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 14, 2021
It’s pretty clear that Chuck took the W on this one despite only using one barb all through the event. This Alabama-born man seems to have been gifted the funniest bone of his state right from birth.