- Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley once again got into a heated debate on “Inside the NBA.”
- The argument on Tuesday night turned to their championship experiences, with Barkley telling O’Neal that Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant carried him.
- O’Neal responded: “I’ve got three Finals MVPs, Chuck! Google me, Chuck!”
TNT’s “Inside the NBA” once again heated up on Tuesday night as Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley got into a fierce debate.
The argument began when Barkley said the Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey needed to repair his relationship with DeMar DeRozan after sitting the star guard late in a Game 3 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
Before Barkley could finish his point, O’Neal interrupted: “No, he doesn’t.”
O’Neal argued that DeRozan was benched for a reason and countered Barkley’s argument that a team can’t win a championship unless the coach and star player get along.
“That’s not true – me and Pat Riley never saw eye to eye, and what happened in Miami?” O’Neal said, referring to his 2006 championship with the Miami Heat; Riley was the team president.
The argument soon turned into a championship-experience debate, as it tends to do on “Inside the NBA.” O’Neal has frequently reminded Barkley that he won four championships while Barkley did not win any.
“You got to stop babying these players,” O’Neal said. “You got babied. That’s why you ain’t win.”
Barkley responded: “I didn’t have Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant carrying me up and down the court.”
“I’ve got three Finals MVPs, Chuck!” O’Neal said. “Google me, Chuck! Google me!”
It’s not the first time the two former stars have gotten heated over their careers and experiences. During the 2017 NBA playoffs, Barkley and O’Neal got into a memorable exchange in which they threatened to punch and throw chicken wings at each other.
In the end, it always gets resolved.
Watch the clip:
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.