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Charles Barkley Once Mocked “Black Women” on Live TV With $1 Million Offer That Left Shaquille O’Neal Wheezing

Published 07/11/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

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NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley form an essential part of ‘Inside the NBA’. The two Hall of Famers are known for their hilarious antics and pranks they pull on one another.

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Interestingly enough, Barkley once made a hilarious proposition that left Shaq laughing uncontrollably. Talking on their famous talk show, Chuck pledged $1 million for ‘black women’ in Alabama. However, it was only for I.T startups and the companies who would receive the donation would be chosen by Barkley himself.


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While talking about his generous proposition, Chuck made a hilarious joke which left the panel and Shaquille O’Neal, in particular, in splits. Chuck said, “I’m pledging one million dollars to black women in Alabama to start I.T startups. Right now, I’m giving them a million dollars because black women really came out and supported Doug Jones. That does not mean half salons and restaurants black women, that means startups.”

Making Shaq laugh for so long is no joke and it seems Charles Barkley has mastered the art of doing it. The two are known for pulling pranks on one another which becomes the highlight of the show.

Shaquille O’Neal fills Barkley’s car to take revenge

Although they might have been opponents on the court, Shaq and Chuck have a great relationship outside of it. A few months ago, Chuck made the mistake of tossing a bottle of water at Shaq.

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Interestingly enough, the two have tossed water bottles at each other for the past 10 years. However, this time it ended up wetting Shaq. This did not end up well for the Phoenix Suns legend.


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In signature Shaquille O’Neal style, he decided to have his revenge in an interesting way. The 4 time NBA champion got hold of Barkley’s car keys and filled his black SUV with packing peanuts!


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The TNT crew filmed the entire act as O’Neal carried a big bag of peanuts to the parking lot. He then proceeded to open Chuck’s car and empty the whole bag of packing peanuts inside the car!


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Abhinava Ghosh


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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.
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