Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neil have a funny exchange
Shaquille O’Neil and Charles Barkley were part of the team hosting the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat NBA Eastern Conference series pre-game show challenging Patrick Mahomes on a game of golf and basketball and during the interview, Charles Barkley fired back at Shaquille O’Neil’s constant body shaming.
Charles Barkley fired back at Shaquille O’Neil’s constant body shaming
Shaquille O’Neil and Charles Barkley have been friends and colleagues for quite some time and their take on the sport on television has made the headlines constantly one of the things that is a rolling gag on the show is their constant back and forth between both of them on their size and weight.
.@SHAQ challenged @PatrickMahomes & @tkelce to a 2 on 2 against him and Kenny but Chuck says it's "2.5 on 2" ????#CapitalOnesTheMatch is going down Thurs., June 29 in Las Vegas. Watch on TNT! pic.twitter.com/BG54azxrvF
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 26, 2023
Shaquille O’Neil has body-shamed Charles Barkley in the past
While interviewing Mahomes and challenging him and Travis Kelce, both NBA superstars agreed that they could take on the NFL Champions in a game of 2 on 2, however, Mahomes was reluctant to have a two on two and preferred a jump shot challenge.
While doing that Shaquille O’Neil and Charles Barkley had the opportunity to exchange jokes, including Barkley saying that Shaq was 2.5 due to the former Lakers champion’s size.
Mahomes did not like the idea of playing a real game, “Free Throws only!” he said
Shaq who wanted a real challenge said “No, a 2-on-2!”
Charles Barkley interrupted the conversation and said, “It’s not 2-on-2. It’s 2.5-on-2.”
Shaq’s brow was raised “Who’s the half?”
Barkley could not hold his laugh and immediately said, “You’re one-and-a-half big!”
Patrick Mahomes has been playing golf lately and as NBA and NFL stars join the game, the sport has become more popular for new generations, such is the case with Stephen Curry who is also featured in the PGA Tour video game as an unlockable character.