Charles Barkley’s Unorthodox Super Bowl Plans With Dana White Leaves NBA on TNT Crew Delirious

Published 02/08/2024, 10:29 PM EST

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It’s going to be an interesting weekend in Vegas. With the entirety of America descending to the city for the Super Bowl Weekend, two names joining the list are Charles Barkley and Dana White. However, rather than the big game, the two have a rather incredulous evening planned. When asked about his plans for the eventful weekend, the Chuckster would reveal the meeting of the two worlds that he has in store.

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Yeah, tomorrow night, me and Dana White are doing an event.” With Ernie Johnson egging him on, it was obvious that something hilarious was about to unfold. Immediately, Kenny “The Jet” Smith understood the assignment, further egging the Philadelphia 76ers legend on. “What is the event called?” 

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The event, it’s, you know, the Slap Box thing. It’s at the Durango Casino.” Immediately, Shaquille O’Neal was ready for the challenge. “Alright, show us. Me and you.”

But, wiser through the years, Chuck wasn’t falling for the bait. “You let me slap you first.” 

With Kenny claiming that the competition wasn’t a kind of boxing, Barkley would turn boastful. Claiming that The Jet couldn’t hurt him, he would proceed to call him “soft” as well, spelling out each letter. But the crew wasn’t done having their fun. Whether it was questioning his toughness or begging him to sign an insurance, the jokes were out in numbers.

However, to Chuck, the source of comfort was the drinks Dana was providing. “Dana is going to help me with my vodka and gin…And our first event is tomorrow night. I’m very excited to work with Dana, he’s a good friend.” 

But the former MVP wasn’t alone in facing the roasts.

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Not just Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal faces the roast hammer

Unlike his co-host, though, the Los Angeles Lakers legend had a much different reason for hiding his face. While questions about his strength and macho rained down on Charles, the situation was quite different for Shaq.

After a heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant, the big man faced some sly accusations courtesy of Smith. Claiming that his beard was grayer the previous week, Kenny would urge him to put it to the test. As he brought a tissue to wipe on his beard, the truth was clear as day to see.

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Even on a newsworthy night, the TNT crew was able to steal the show with its trademark humor. Will that be the case this weekend as well when Barkley and White bring the house down?

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