Shaquille O'Neal roasts 'Inside the NBA' co-host Charles Barkley with brutal one-liner... as fans insist this is why the TNT show should survive

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Inside nan NBA continued to beryllium why it deserves to enactment connected nan air arsenic Shaquille O'Neal provided an all-time one-liner astatine nan disbursal of his co-host Charles Barkley. 

The 2 NBA legends person provided fans pinch ceaseless intermezo connected nan celebrated TNT show, which faces nan axe, and sparked hilarity erstwhile again during their sum of nan Minnesota Timberwolves' playoff crippled against nan Dallas Mavericks connected Sunday night. 

Ahead of Game 3, which saw Luka Doncic and co return a commanding 3-0 lead successful nan Western Conference Finals, Shaq seized nan chance to roast his chap analyst. 


Shaq couldn't defy poking nosy astatine Barkley arsenic nan expert regaled nan crew, which featured beloved workplace analysts O'Neal, Kenny Smith, big Ernie Johnson and impermanent Draymond Green, astir his pregame locomotion connected a scorching Sunday successful Dallas.

'I was taking my regular locomotion and I made astir half a artifact and I said, abort, abort,' Barkley said, talking astir nan heat. 

Chuck: “It’s basking arsenic hellhole down present successful Dallas. … I locomotion each time to get bid and quiet by myself but I aborted today.”

Shaq: “You walked to get what? Pizza and quiet?!” 🤣 pic.twitter.com/2Vmg75xko4

— NBA connected TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 26, 2024

Shaquille O'Neal (L) provided an all-time one-liner astatine nan disbursal of Charles Barkley (R)

'I locomotion each time to get bid and quiet by myself but I aborted today,' he went connected to explain, earlier Shaq quipped: 'You walked to get what? Pizza and quiet?' 

The one-liner had fans successful stitches connected societal media arsenic galore clamored for nan show's survival. 

'The NBA has to find a measurement to support this show connected nan airwaves. It's conscionable excessively good,' 1 personification posted successful consequence to nan clip connected societal media. 

'This has to beryllium saved,' different said earlier a 3rd added, 'They tin not get free of this!!'

'This is what they’re trying to return from us,' 1 instrumentality wrote, referring to nan banter betwixt nan co-hosts, while different chimes in, saying, 'I will miss this banter adjacent year.'

Another posted: 'It will beryllium a calamity if this show conscionable ceases to beryllium 1 time lol.' 

The one-liner had fans successful stitches connected societal media arsenic galore clamored for nan show's survival

Meanwhile, 1 societal media personification had a somewhat stronger reaction, channeling a Batman villain. 'nba cancels this show I’ll spell afloat Joker,' they said.

Last week it emerged that nan NBA was formalizing written contracts pinch ESPN, NBC and Amazon complete caller TV deals worth a mixed $7.4billion per year.

According to Sports Business Journal, negotiations pinch each 3 companies were entering nan 'final stage' successful what was a monolithic rustle for TNT and their long-running show 'Inside nan NBA'.

However, location whitethorn still beryllium life successful nan show yet arsenic NBA Commissioner Adam Silver offered TNT a glimmer of hope. 

Outside of Thursday's White House authorities meal successful Washington D.C. past week, Commissioner Silver said: 'We're each still talking. Who knows really it's going to activity out?'

Adam Silver (pictured pinch woman Maggie Grise) has revealed talks pinch TNT are still ongoing

ESPN, NBC and Amazon appeared to person beaten TNT and its show 'Inside nan NBA' to rights

It was reported that ESPN will salary $2.8bn per twelvemonth for nan league's astir prized group of games, including nan NBA finals, a convention final, play primetime clashes and nan WNBA.

NBC, meanwhile, is group to fork retired $2.6bn annually for nan 'B' package, which would apt see a show called 'Basketball Night successful America', airing connected Sunday evenings aft nan NFL season. 

According to SBJ, NBC would besides unafraid a convention semifinals, a convention last and 2 primetime slots per week.

Amazon's woody - said to beryllium worthy up to $2bn - would travel pinch nan In-Season Tournaments, first-round playoff games and nan WNBA.

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