During a panel discussion on TNT, former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Shaquille O’Neal told former NBA all-star Charles Barkley he is lucky the NBA’s best player, LeBron James, didn’t fly out to the ‘Inside the NBA’ studio and punch him in the face after Barkley’s recent criticism.
O’Neal, who is better known as ‘Shaq,’ told Barkley he would have punched him in the face had the comments been directed toward himself.
Barkley responded by saying, “Well, first of all, you’re not a good fighter.” O’Neal didn’t crack a smile.
The exchange between Barkley and O’Neal was in response to comments made earlier in the week by Barkley.
The former Philadelphia 76ers champion criticized LeBron James for making inappropriate comments when slamming the Cleveland Cavaliers for not recruiting better players to help them win games.
The uncomfortable moment can be watched below:
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