This former professional basketballer heard a word in the 'laurel'-versus-'yanny' debate that nobody else is hearing

@NBAonTNT / TwitterOn Wednesday the internet was abuzz debating whether an audio recording floating around social media was saying ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ before Charles Barkley weighed in on ‘Inside the NBA’ to put an end to the debate.
  • The “Inside the NBA” crew had yet another standout performance on Wednesday night as took on the “Yanny” vs. “Laurel” debate live on the air.
  • While Ernie, Kenny, and Shaq all seemed to understand the argument, Charles Barkley insisted that the robotic voice was repeating “doughnut” into his ears.
  • The “Inside the NBA” crew will be back in action on Sunday for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

With the NBA Finals fast approaching, there’s only so many episodes of “Inside the NBA” left for fans to enjoy the casual, often hilarious if wide-veering banter of Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, and Charles Barkley.

On Wednesday night, after the Houston Rockets took care of the Golden State Warriors to even the Western Conference Finals 1-1, the “Inside the NBA” crew tackled an issue that was dividing a nation – the Yanny vs. Laurel debate.

While Kenny, Shaq, and Ernie all seemed to at least grasp the idea of the question, Barkley immediately brought the train off the rails by insisting that he had heard “doughnut” instead.

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