“There He Comes, Ladies” – Charles Barkley Once Brutally Trolled Shaquille O’Neal on National TV for Showing Up Late
Shaquille O’Neal became a basketball analyst on TNT after retiring from the NBA. He collaborates with Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley on the post-game show, which is extremely popular and well-liked by basketball fans all over the world.
But when Shaquille O’Neal first joined the TNT team, he didn’t start very well because he was late on his first day of work.
Charles Barkley roasted Shaquille O’Neal
To make things even more troublesome, the TNT show was already being filmed when Shaquille O’Neal arrived at the set. This led Charles Barkley to jokingly call him out for trying to sneak into his seat without being seen on camera.
“Hey, way to show up, big fellas. Don’t try to sneak in here. You’re only seven foot three. There he comes, ladies,” Barkley said.
“Why you got to snitch me out?” Shaq replied.
Even though Shaq had a difficult beginning on the TNT show, he has now become strongly connected with post-game basketball. He does this by combining his special personality, sense of humor, and knowledge from playing on the court to explain and talk about what happened in the game.
With two other really good former NBA players and the amazing Ernie Johnson by his side, the TNT crew will probably keep entertaining NBA fans all over the world for many more years – even if Shaquille O’Neal is sometimes late.
Shaq once had a feud with JaVale McGee
While on the TNT post-game show, Shaquille O’Neal started a part called ‘Shaqtin’ a fool,’ where he would show funny mistakes that happened in the NBA games of the week.
JaVale McGee became the subject of jokes many times, which caused a rivalry between him and O’Neal. However, Dwight Howard, who will be in the Hall of Fame one day, stood up to defend McGee. He said that Shaquille O’Neal’s jokes almost hurt McGee’s career.
“You hated on JaVale McGee and almost cost this man his career! For what?! What are you hating JaVale McGee for? This man can’t way after you. He probably grew up wishing he could be like you. Come on, man!” he said.
Fortunately, Shaquille O’Neal and McGee were able to become friends again.