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Wait, what did McGee say about Shaq?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 8, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Chris Strauss, USA TODAY Sports
(Warning: Video includes some racially insensitive language)
Well, this gets awkward quickly. After registering zero points, two rebounds and two blocks in 14 minutes of play during the Denver Nuggets 107-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night, Nuggets center JaVale McGee appeared on TNT’s Inside the NBA for an interview with the studio analysts, including frequent critic Shaquille O’Neal.
The segment starts with McGee calling Shaq a bully and then gets even more uncomfortable from there. Ernie Johnson asks McGee about Shaq’s segment on Inside the NBA, “Shaqtin’ a fool”, which highlights boneheaded plays from the NBA. It’s a segment McGee frequents. But Thursday night, McGee was in no mood to play the fool and used a racial slur to describe Shaq’s segment.
You have to wonder if this whole thing would’ve gone a little smoother with Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley in the house, as O’Neal and host Ernie Johnson were instead joined by Penny Hardaway and Dennis Scott Thursday evening. Instead of having the whole thing diffused by a Barkley wisecrack, the tension continues for three and a half minutes until McGee signs off by reminding O’Neal (celebrating his belated 41st birthday) that he’s ‘old as dirt.”
Thanks to The Big Lead for the heads up.… [For more on Wait, what did JaVale McGee say about Shaquille O'Neal?, click here.]
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