WATCH: 252 lbs Charles Barkley Leaves 170 lbs Kenny Smith in the Dust to the Board, Shaquille O’Neal Goes Insane

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 20/01/2023

Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal have been on opposite sides of absolutely everything. That is the law of the universe and has been upheld for the longest time. At this point, some would even call it a tradition.

As you can imagine, this has resulted in some very funny moments right on live, national television. Heck, some would even say it is the biggest reason Inside the NBA is as beloved as it is by the NBA community.

However, as with everything, there are exceptions that exist here.

On the rarest of occasions, the universe decides that the laws must be set aside. And it is these beautiful little moments that fans tend to cherish the most.

And for the most recent one, it appears that they will have Kenny Smith to thank.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

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Charles Barkley busts a gut to leave Kenny Smith in the dust in the most enticing race of the century

No pun intended.

Over the show’s long run, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley’s race to the board has become a beautiful little tradition.

Of course, there is an overwhelming favorite every time. After all, Kenny Smith weighs just 170 lbs. And of course, Charles Barkley is famously 252 lbs.

One clearly keeps himself fit. The other one would much rather eat a dozen donuts every day.

But such is the story of underdogs. They may get beaten down time, after time, after time for ages. However, they still get back up.

And during tonight’s TNT broadcast, by god did Charles Barkley get up.

Take a look at the tweet below.

Did someone just spray tear gas in the area? Because frankly, we can’t stop crying. Shaquille O’Neal sure couldn’t.

Every dog has its day. And clearly, Charles Barkley clearly has got that dog in him.


Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal once laughed together on a very different occasion too

Charles Barkley simply loves women from San Antonio. Or at least, the man loves to roast.

There are massive compilations on YouTube on the great war between these two entities. And on a certain little segment of this fight, Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t help but laugh at something Chuck did.

Inside the NBA is supposedly a family-friendly show.

But perhaps everyone needs a break sometimes.

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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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