Shaquille O’Neal totally lost after Kenny Smith hilariously mocked Charles Barkley’s grandson

Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley had some hilarious moments while reporting NBA games for TNT. What happened tonight was a little more sensitive than usual, but it still didn’t stop Shaq’s contagious laughter from reverberating through the studio.

The twist comes when their conversation refers to “little Henry”, Barkley’s nephew. Kenny Smith opened up a bunch of fun with this comment:

(Starts at :50)

“Come on, man, I should have said, I know I’ll leave him alone, but I’ll say, ‘Lil’ Henry is slow?’

Charles Barkley quickly replied:

“Lil’ Henry isn’t slow, he’s only nine years old. Baby Henry is 9 years old. Stop messing with him.


While “Chuck” and Smith turned back and forth, Shaquille O’Neal barely kept it together. He laughed out loud but somehow managed to keep activating “The Jet” to repeat what he just said.

The hilarious exchange begins when Ernie Johnson asks Charles Barkley how “little Henry” is. “Chuck” proudly tells everyone that he should be called “Big Pop” but his grandson still can’t say the same.

Instead, the nine-year-old called him “Dada,” which supposedly drove Barkley’s daughter, Christiana, crazy. The former Phoenix Suns MVP is ready to wait for his grandson to finally say “Big Pop”.

While “Chuck” is explaining this, one can almost see Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal winking at each other. Smith finally plucked up the courage to tell Barkley the joke, which sparked an entire hilarious exchange.

Shaq blamed Barkley for most of the evening while covering tonight’s NBA games. Before the game between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks, “Sir Charles” accidentally swears on national television.

True to Shaquille O’Neal’s style, he repeatedly encouraged Barkley to repeat what he had said. Legendary LA Lakers the big guy even offered to pay his good friend FCC fine as long as he repeats the curse.

With two head-to-head games, the Inside the NBA team was full of their craziness. Unfortunately for “Little Henry,” he was hit by several bullets fired by Kenny Smith.

Shaquille O’Neal Willing To Babysit Charles Barkley’s Grandson If He Loses Bet On “Chuckster”

Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley are the lifeblood of the Inside the NBA team. [photo: People]
Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley are the lifeblood of the Inside the NBA team. [photo: People]

Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley always delight basketball fans. Whether it’s petty fights, hilarious back-and-forth or humorous bets, they’re definitely TV shows not to be missed.

At the end of last season, two former NBA legends were betting while working as NBA analysts on TNT.

Here’s Shaq in the Barkley bet:

“If you lose your bet, I will babysit your grandchild for 30 minutes.”

“If you lose your bet, I’ll babysit your grandchild for 30 minutes.” @SHAQ Bet with Chuck that the Heat will beat the Nets if they meet in the knockouts

Charles Barkley had complete confidence in the Brooklyn Nets last season even though they were only the seventh seed. He’s confident that even if the Nets eventually face top seed Miami Heat in the knockout stages, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will eventually prevail.

Chuck Chuck’s prediction never came true The Nets didn’t even win a game against the Boston Celtics in the first round. Boston went on to beat the Miami Heat in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals.

If Miami and Brooklyn had met last season, and the Heat had eliminated the Nets, babysitting Shaquille O’Neal “Little Henry” would have been a sight to behold.

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