Shaquille O’Neal is the most entertaining person in around the world of NBA. The Inside the NBA team has been TNT’s crowning achievement in NBA coverage for the past two decades and more. They have set themselves up for success for years to come by assembling an ensemble cast that includes respected writer Ernie Johnson and three former NBA players.
Ernie’s three travelling companions, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, and Charles Barkley have added a lot of gloss to Johnson’s pleasant and endearing presentation style by drawing on their individual basketball experiences and anecdotes. The fun doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon in the TNT studio, as all four have committed to the long haul.
While there are many subjects that have led to arguments among the team, there is one position on which everyone agrees. This relates to the debate over physicality in contemporary gaming. The game used to be far more physically difficult, according to all four. The three former NBA stars, in particular, think that the 1990s presented a whole new level of toughness.
The group also chose to use instances to illustrate the same in an effort to educate the public. Just for Shaquille O’Neal to get punched by the “Round Mound of Rebound” in the end.
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Shaq Was Showing Charles Barkley How He Would Confront Guards in the Paint When Barkley Hit Shaq
The example given was straightforward. Kenny Smith was emphasizing how physically aggressive everyone on the court was at all times. Smith described how a center in the exact shape of Shaq would hurl his body at him if he managed to elude his perimeter defender.
However, it was at this point that Barkley punched O’Neal in the face. Of course, this was just a display of how hard fouls led to fights between teams.
The group intended to demonstrate to the audience how everyone was ready to battle. They depict the 1990s as lacking easy buckets in the paint and hard fouls that went unpunished.
Superman represented the physicality of the 1990s, but it doesn’t appear like he foresaw Chuck’s punch in this situation. Shaq’s response is purely comedic. The large man then hilariously starts chasing his co-host.
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Adam Lefkoe Made Fun of Shaquille O’Neal and Chuck on Television
Another episode of the Shaq-Chuck feud at the TNT studio. But even when they are asked probing questions about their “relationship,” there is only love between the two of them.
Adam Lefkoe, the host of NBA on TNT, made fun of Shaq and Chuck on television for how long they had been dating. For well over a decade, Chuck and Shaq have argued on-air, and they plan to do so for a very long time. Although NBA on TNT host Adam Lefkoe likened their relationship to that of two people who are already committed to one another.
Lefkoe even went so far as to inquire about the duration of their “relationship” with the Big Diesel. The former NBA champion was unable to respond to the question.
Chuck’s being in the studio would have been the only thing that could have made this interaction funny. With the “relationship” planned to last longer, perhaps we will also see Barkley ask these kinds of questions.
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