NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: (L-R) Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley speak on stage during the 2017 NBA Awards Live On TNT on June 26, 2017 in New York City. 27111_001 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for TNT )

Yowza!   The guys on Inside The NBA on TNT do NOT play around, dawg!   Shaquille O’Neal got checked hockey-style into a Christmas tree by Kenny Smith during the show last night!   Down goes Shaq!

Basically…there’s an ongoing gag where Kenny goes up to the giant screen in the back of the set to do some basketball analysis on the show.   But sometimes when he gets up, Shaq tries to beat Kenny “The Jet” to the screen while Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson look on.

Shaq has one once or twice.   But Kenny is usually the winner.   But last night…Kenny went full-on NHL, baby!



And this isn’t even the first time Kenny has resorted to Broad Street Bully-like tactics to defeat Shaq!   “The Jet” did the same thing to the Big Fella seven years ago!   Kenny, have you no shame?!   I’m Davey Mac…and that’s my two cents!



"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.