Shaq wanted to praise Marcin Gortat for having such a strong first half in Game 5 of the Washington Wizards’ Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, so he tried to come up with something that would touch on the center’s Polish roots.
Instead of using his typical “BBQ chicken alert” to describe a center roasting another player, he mentioned a Polish food and called it “BBQ pierogi alert.” Unfortunately, Shaq didn’t quite realize that a pierogi is a dumpling and not a meat that you barbecue.
The guy had a pierogi confused with a kielbasa, we would come to find out.
“BBQ hashtag pierogi alert. That’s sausage for all you dummies like Chuck,” said Shaq, with authority.
“Pierogi’s not a sausage, fool. You asked me about a kielbasa!” responded Chuck.
Shaq was slightly embarrassed and said “strike that from the tapes!”
Almost as good as Shaq brushing off the funny mistake was Chuck being the one to tell him about Polish foods. Though, when it comes to food knowledge, you figure Barkley would be well informed.
And for those of you not as in-tune as Chuck, below is a photo of both. The pierogis are the dumplings on the left, while the kielbasa is the sausage on the right: