“These Frog Legs Good!”: Shaquille O’Neal Honors His Bet With Ernie Johnson, Eats Fried Horned Toad on Inside the NBA

Raahib Singh
|Published 13/01/2023

The last week has been quite eventful for Shaquille O’Neal and the crew of Inside The NBA. Last Thursday, the crew was discussing the NCAA Championship game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the TCU Horned Toads. Ernie Johnson, a die-hard Bulldogs fan, was raving about his team potentially winning two NCAA Titles in a row.

Shaquille O’Neal, as expected, wanted things to be a little more fun. He bet Ernie that he would eat Horned Toads on live television if TCU lost in the Championship game.

On Monday, the Bulldogs handed the Horned Toads a 65-7 trashing in the Finals. Shaq realized he’d lost and took it to his Instagram to own up to his bet and congratulate Georgia.


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Shaquille O’Neal finally eats Frogs on National TV

After losing the bet on Monday, Shaq tried to settle his bet on TNT Tuesday itself. However, he tried to finesse his way and brought chicken instead of frogs. Adam Lefkoe called him out on the same. Upon being snitched on, O’Neal made a statement that he’d eat the frogs on Thursday in front of Ernie.

Well, today’s Thursday, and Ernie Johnson made sure Shaq paid his debts. He started the broadcast by bringing a plate of fried frogs. Shaq ate the first one without breaking a sweat. He reached out for the sauce to eat the legs and the second frog. While finishing his frogs, Shaq asked the camera to zoom in and said,

“These frog legs good! This the best frog legs I’ve ever had!”

While it brought a good laugh, O’Neal really needs to stop making these outrageous bets. One of these days, they may come back to bite him and his health.

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Shaq once bet Charles Barkley $10,000 to spell a word

O’Neal is no stranger to making absurd bets. He bet Jimmy Fallon over the result of the Super Bowl, even without caring about what team he backed. Once, on Inside the NBA, Shaq bet Charles Barkley $10,000 to spell the word ‘spectacular’.

Much to everyone’s surprise, the Round Mound of Rebound won the challenge. He might have gotten $10,000 richer, but he remembered to thank his Auburn education for the same.

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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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