Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal promise that they don’t actually hate each other, but they simply cannot stop making fun of one another on TV.
Back in May, Barkley and Shaq got weirdly personal after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Shaq mocked Barkley’s lack of championship pedigree while Barkley snapped back that Shaq needed to ride on coattails to get a ring.
They wasted no time to jump right back into it before Wednesday’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
For NBATV’s pregame show, Shaq was showing off his spectacular ring. Which, of course, led to Shaq making fun of Barkley’s time at the Stanley Cup final after Barkley tried to make fun of Matt Winer.
“Hey Chuck, whatever you were drinking at the game, stay off because you was bobbin’ and weaving, Chuck. That Patron must’ve gotten to you, Chuck.”.
“Listen, it was actually vodka.”.
Later in the broadcast, Barkley and Shaq told viewers that they are actually friends and all the roasting was just in good fun. They both would have a good laugh over the Kimmel spoof of their argument.