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Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, Notorious for Volatile NBA Fights, Left Smitten Over “Gorgeous” Tom Brady

Published 05/13/2022, 10:00 PM EDT

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Inside the NBA is by far the most engaging and hilarious sports studio show of all time. Although Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley have retired from their on-court services, they continue to bring their A-game off the court. Together with Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith, the four have been the best in the business. 

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Nothing tops O’Neal and Barkley’s vocal sparring bouts. However, they recently provided a feel-good display of their brilliant humor when they both lauded Tom Brady’s beauty. The two legends don’t always agree on everything, but when it comes to the NFL superstar’s attractiveness, they’re on the same page. 


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There is no questioning Tom Brady’s attractiveness. The NFL superstar’s looks are so dazzling that Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley both hilariously admit to holding a thing for Brady. The NBA legends divulged this during Wednesday’s edition of Inside The NBA when they detailed how they were left mesmerized by Brady’s beauty. 

Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley in awe of Tom Brady’s beauty

The hilarious discussion began when Ernie Johnson broached the subject of Brady’s appeal and the love people have for him. The topic prompted Barkley to recall a recent conversation he had with Shaq during which the Lakers legend told him about a recent dinner he had with the legendary quarterback. It was a flashback that had Shaq hilariously exclaiming gorgeous as “Gorgis! G-O-R-G-I-S, gorgis”!

Barkley explained that when Shaq briefed him about the dinner, he said, “You’re right, that’s a pretty man.” He went on to explain how he frequently went into a reverie upon encountering Brady in his own experiences. 


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Every time I’m around him, and he starts talking to me and I make eye contact, I don’t remember nothing of what he said,” Barkley said laughing. 

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While many people would assume it’s just Charles Barkley displaying his incredible humor, this is not the first time the Phoenix Suns legend has praised Brady’s beauty. Back in 2019, on the renowned show “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, Barkley discussed Brady’s beauty for the first time.

“I look him in the eyes and I said, ‘Damn. You are a pretty man,'” Barkley said with an expression. “I see why he scores all the touchdowns because those defenses look into his eyes and get mesmerized.” 


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Tom Brady is slated to join the ranks of sports analysts when he retires. Fox Sports announced Brady would join the network as its lead NFL analyst whenever he decides to hang his cleats. The New York Post announced that he is set to earn $375 million over ten years, which is more than he earned during his entire NFL career. 

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Ritvik Malhotra


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Ritvik is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Ritvik has finally got his foot in the door as a professional sports writer. He previously interned at another media house where he authored over 150 soccer articles, but he is now writing about his primary obsession, basketball.
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