After learning that Shaquille O’Neal had given two cars to his son, Shareef, for his birthday, Charles Barkley hilariously mocked him.
Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal are hosts on a TV show called “Inside the NBA” with Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith. On the show, they talk about players and games, but they also like to have fun and make jokes about each other.
The TV crew confronted Shaq about his son having two cars, which contradicted what Shaq had previously said about being strict with his son.
Charles Barkley mocks Shaquille O’Neal
The crew doesn’t think that being strict with Shareef includes giving him two cars.
“The Lambo – if he gets straight A’s, he can get that while he’s in high school,” Shaq responded to them.
Even though it’s not usual, it kind of makes sense why Shaq would give his son Shareef a fancy car if he does well in school. Some parents use rewards to encourage their children, although they usually don’t give cars as gifts.
But Charles Barkley didn’t accept it. Barkley quickly responded to Shaq with a sarcastic remark. Actually, it’s not clear whether Barkley’s comment was aimed at Shaq or Shareef, but it did surprise people.
“If he got your brain, he got no chance at getting that Lambo,” Barkley said.
Barkley didn’t hold anything back mocking Shaq but there is no hard feelings between the two.
Barkley once called Shaq stupid
Shaquille O’Neal likes many different things and has bought some very rare and expensive things in his life. Some of his purchases have been for his big collection of luxury cars. He has cars from famous brands like Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Cadillac, and others.
Charles Barkley, on the other hand, doesn’t like that. He believes there is no reason to spend money on a fancy sports car. In fact, when Jennifer Hudson asked Barkley about his worst purchase ever, he immediately said it was a Porsche.
“A Porsche, early in my career. Cars are stupid, you don’t waste money on cars, that’s just stupid,” he said.
When Hudson disagreed with Barkley because she also loves cars, Barkley continued to defend his viewpoint.
“No no no, you don’t waste money on cars. You know I bought about two Porsches and then I realized that they make you go fast, that’s certain cars you have to drive fast. Yeah so like in my life now I have a Kia. It just gets me from A to B, I am just trying to get from A to B,” he added.
Barkley claims that his wealth would be better spent on charitable work.