Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley have been playing all sorts of trolling and throwing insults at each other. Fans as well as Kenny and Earnie, all love their little feuds every now and then. Chuck who has never won a championship gets mocked by Shaq for the same. While O’Neal gets mocked for his massive size by Barkley. Both legends are Hall of Famers and some of the greatest players to ever play the game.
While some fans might speculate it to be scripted, the comedy and arguments between the two are very real. Chuck was part of the ’92 Dream Team, around the time when Shaq was just drafted.
Barkley played in his prime with the Phoenix Suns, after which Chuck moved to different cities, though couldn’t find his way to win it all. Whereas Shaq found his place in Los Angeles and later in Miami. Having multiple rings, Shaq mocks Chuck for not having won a single championship despite his one-of-a-kind stats.
Shaquille O’Neal pulls NBA Championship ring out as an answer to Charles Barkley
Following Game 6 of the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat Eastern Conference Finals series, Shaq and Chuck got into it again. Chuck called out O’Neal for being overrated, “Dude, you overrated,” said Barkley. Shaq had a classic reply saying, “And four rings.”
Barkley did not have an answer to that, as O’Neal then wanted the cameraman to zoom in on the championship ring he was wearing. Not only that, Shaq went on to threaten Brian, the cameraman.
Shaq and Chuck with yet another classic rings debate 🤣 pic.twitter.com/jx4dyLHI07
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Impatient to have the fans watching the show have a look at his ring, O’Neal said, “Focus in on that Brian. Swing the camera Brian before I have you working for the animal channel.”
The Diesel believed he had the authority to have the cameraman document the birds in migration instead of filming the Inside the NBA show. Chuck, Earnie, and Kenny laughed at Shaq’s words, as the crew will now fly to Boston for Game 7 of the East Finals.
O’Neal’s achievements speak for themselves. Shaq has four rings under his name including a three-peat. He had also been the scoring champion for multiple seasons and a three-time Finals MVP. To call him out as an overrated player, O’Neal had to remind Chuck of his dominance.
The two always have fun mocking each other on live television, though they equally respect each other off the camera. Though surely this wasn’t the last time O’Neal and Barkley got into it. Both the hosts will definitely have such interactions in the future as well.