Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley had some pretty hilarious moments while covering NBA games for TNT. What happened earlier in the evening was a little more sensitive than usual, but it still didn’t stop Shaq’s infectious laugh from ringing out in the studio.
The chilling scene occurred when their conversation turned to Barkley’s grandson “Little Henry.” Kenny Smith, who mistook little Henry for nine, opened the hilarity floodgates with the following comment:
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“Come on man, I’ll say, I know I’ll leave him alone, but I’ll say, ‘Lil’ Henry slow?’
Charles Barkley quickly replied:
“He’s only nine months old. Little Henry is not slow…don’t mess with him.”
Shaquille O’Neal barely held on as “Chuck” and Smith went back and forth. He’s already grinning from ear to ear, but somehow he manages to keep egging “Jet” on to repeat what he just said.
The hilarious exchange started when Ernie Johnson asked Charles Barkley how “little Henry” was doing. “Chuck” proudly tells everyone that he should be called “Big Pop,” but his grandson still can’t.
Instead, the baby called him “Dada,” which reportedly drove Buckley’s daughter Christiana crazy. The former Phoenix Suns MVP is willing to wait for his grandson to finally say “pandemic.”
Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal can almost be seen winking at each other as “Chuck” explains the incident. Smith finally worked up the courage to tell Barkley the joke, which sparked a whole hilarious exchange. He later realized that little Henry was not nine years old but nine months old.
While covering tonight’s NBA game, Shaq was emphasizing Barkley almost all night. Before the game between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks, ‘Sir Charles’ inadvertently scolded on national TV.
In Shaquille O’Neal style, he repeatedly encouraged Barkley to repeat what he had said.legend los angeles lakers The big guy even offered his pal to pay the FCC fine if he cussed one more time.
The Inside the NBA staff was having a blast during two straight wins. Unfortunately for “Little Henry,” he took some bullets fired by Kenny Smith.
Shaquille O’Neal willing to babysit Charles Barkley’s grandson if he loses to ‘Chuckster’
Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley never fail to please basketball fans. Whether it’s their little fights, hilarious back-and-forths, or hilarious stakes, they’re sure to be must-see TV.
The two former NBA legends bet on TNT as NBA analysts late last season.
Here’s Shaq’s bet on Barkley:
“If you lose the bet, I’ll show you my grandson for 30 minutes.”
Charles Barkley put all his faith in the Brooklyn Nets last season despite their seventh seed. He’s confident that even if the Nets end up facing the top-seeded Miami Heat in the playoffs, Kevin Durant and kyrie irving Eventually it will prevail.
“Chuck”‘s prophecy never came true The Nets didn’t even win a game in the first round against the Boston Celtics. Boston defeated the Miami Heat in seven games in the Eastern Conference finals.
If Miami and Brooklyn met last season and the Heat knocked out the Nets, Shaquille O’Neal nanny “Little Henry” would be a bright sight.