Shaquille O’Neal Resorts to ‘Yo Mama’ Jokes to Distract His Close Friend From Exposing Him on ‘Dirty Hotels’ With ‘Hourly Rates’

Published 06/20/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 23: Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal laughs as he attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Icy Hot)

Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most entertaining personalities in the world. He understands what’s funny and usually tends to keep things light-hearted. His repeated arguments with Charles Barkley have provided some memorable, funny moments. Shaq hosts a podcast, ‘The Big Podcast with Shaq’, along with his friends Nischelle Turner and Spice Adams. In a recent episode of the podcast, they were discussing different things when suddenly in between things got a little funny.

It was not just the three of them that were laughing after that, but also everyone listening. Shaquille O’Neal and Spice Adams usually compete with each other to see who laughs first on ‘Yo Mama’ jokes. They go back and forth to determine the winner.

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Shaquille O’Neal gets back at Spice Adams

While discussing things about traveling, Nischelle Turner said she recently faced a strange situation. Because of some issues with the flights, Turner said the Detroit Airport authorities told her that they’d put her up in a ‘nice’ hotel. Shaq suggested that instead of worrying too much about the conditions, she should have just laid down.

“You don’t think I know how to stay in a dirty hotel?”, asked Shaq. Turner replied, “I’m sure you stayed in a couple of dirty hotels. It might have been by choice. Hourly rates, I’m just saying, hourly rates”. “Low blow”, Shaq exclaimed. Before Spice could go on about Shaq’s stays in these hotels and expose him, he got piped down by the former Laker.

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He called Spice’s name out and proceeded to tell him a ‘Yo Mama’ joke. It left everyone in splits and they had to go to a break to settle things down. O’Neal is notorious when it comes to these jokes. Every time he dislikes a tweet on ‘Inside The NBA’, he gets right back at them.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Shaquille O’Neal attends the 2019 World Lightweight & World Light Heavy Weight Championships at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Somehow, the rest of the crew got infected with this habit and they started taking the shots, too. Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith have both provided memorable ‘Yo mama’ jokes.

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While these jokes have become synonymous with Shaq, Spice Adams has become pretty good at them. The best moments are when Shaq cannot contain his laughter while telling a ‘Yo Mama’ joke himself.

Anytime Shaq puts his mind to it, things usually turn out to be comedic gold. He is a legend of the game of basketball. He has given more to society than many, and he has a great sense of humor. What more could you ask of him?

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Pragya Vashisth

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Pragya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed Masters in Sports Management from the International Institute of Sports Management, Mumbai, he has been a passionate fan of the NBA since 2010. Pragya is a massive supporter of LeBron James and just wants to enjoy the twilight years of his Hall of Fame career.

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