“The Bully Is Back”: Shaquille O’Neal Roasts WNBA Star Candace Parker Leading To Her Viral Reaction

Published 12/22/2021, 10:10 AM EST
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Shaquille O’Neal attends 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)


Shaquille O’Neal has been making good use of his time since retiring from the NBA in 2011. The 15-time All-Star Game player is known for having a very dry sense of humor and uses it to crack jokes on fellow Inside the NBA hosts Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley.

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Candace Parker is a WNBA player who plays professional basketball for Chicago Sky. She is a two-time NCAA champion and a “Rookie of the Year” in 2008.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 13: (L-R) Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley appear on stage during the Turner Upfront 2015 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City. 25201_002_TW_0792.JPG (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)

In fact, Parker is a basketball analyst in Inside the NBA as well. She provides insightful commentary and analysis on games and players.

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Shaquille O’Neal along with Candace Parker brings a unique perspective to the game. They understand both sides of the court as a player and as a commentator. Their insights are always entertaining to watch.

Shaquille O’Neal and Candace Parker Being Sarcastic

The two stars Shaq and Candace Parker enjoy bothering each other off. It is always a sense of a good relationship between them.

Shaq takes the lead improvises the show with more puns and sarcasm. In the recent few weeks, both Shaq and Parker have been bullying each other on TNT “Inside the NBA”.

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“I think it’s really funny because we always have those exchanges whether it’s in front of the camera or not. We’re always yelling back and forth. He laughs about me bullying him but I just tell him the truth”, Parker said.

Meanwhile, the reaction from the four-time NBA champion on Candace Parker on being on the cover of NBA 2022 was epic. The Twitter post says it all.

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Parker will not back down from a battle either, whether it’s on the basketball court or in a debate with Shaquille O’Neal about analytics.

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It is sure that fans can expect great things from Shaq and Parker in their role as an analyst in “Inside the NBA”. They have some of the best minds in basketball. And their passion for the sport shines through every time she takes the mic.

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VS Sharathprasad

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Sharathprasad is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Sharathprasad is a postgraduate in Mass Media Communications with a specialization in Print and New Media. He has been following NBA since 2012 and is an ardent fan of the LA Lakers.

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