“If you try to be funny on TV again, I’ll put these feet on you”
Shaquille O’NealCharles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson got up early in “NBA on TNT studio” to cover three playoff games. Shaq, who was significantly absent when the show started, didn’t expect to be hit by “The Jet” out of nowhere.
Legendary LA Lakers the big man passionately explained his views on Phil Jackson as Smith repeatedly cut him off. Shaq finally got it when the former Houston Rockets point guard told him bluntly that he shouldn’t be late for work.
Here’s what the usually jovial big man had to say about his co-host’s attempt to catch him:
“If you try to be funny on TV again, I’ll put these feet on you.”
Barkley, who had been focusing his attention on the entire exchange, suddenly won over Smith while blurting out:
“Nice! Kenny played well.”
By then, O’Neal looked annoyed and ready to reach Smith’s throat. To defuse the tense situation, the two-time champion was quick to respond:
“Hey, listen, I’m Pat Riley up here, you’re not going to hit Pat Riley. You won’t hit me. “
O’Neal may have been frustrated when he previously shared a video of traffic that brought him to a halt. Like most people traveling for work, traffic jams can be extremely frustrating. Shaq didn’t help either when his colleagues were quick to respond to his annoyance.
The funny thing about Smith alluding to Shaq for being late is that a few years ago, Smith had the same reason for being late. Smith’s reason for the traffic was said to be a bohemian zebra, which no one on set believed.
Fans flocked to Shaquille O’Neal for not seeing this joke well
Shaquille O’Neal’s frustration is clearly boiling over after the heavy traffic arrives on set, but he can also pull off the joke well. Shaq is also known to be pretty nasty with his ribs, so of course he is.
With action between brooklyn network and Boston Celtics is heating up, the “NBA on TNT” set is also getting a little hotter. Some fans who were watching the joke turn into something of a stretch are letting the former three-time Finals MVP hear about it.
The night is still early, and it’s likely Shaq will just get his time before he breaks Kenny Smith. “NBA on TNT” coverage becomes more interesting.