Shaq worded something in an intentionally awkward way during “Inside the NBA” on TNT Thursday night when the crew was talking about priming officials.
The subject came up because Kendrick Perkins asked to talk with a referee prior to Game 3 between the Thunder and Grizzlies about the way he and Zach Randolph were playing each other. Once the clip was finished, Charles Barkley talked about his relationship with referees. Shaq then interjected by saying Chuck used to kiss up to the refs. And then he blurted out the line that will make anyone with an 8-year-old’s sense of humor laugh:
“You kissed Dick in the mouth,” said Shaq.
Chuck responded by saying that “didn’t sound good.”
But everyone knows Shaq definitely termed it that way on purpose.
And if you’ve never seen the Chuck-Dick Bavetta race and kiss, watch it here. And follow that link. It will take you back to old school LBS and a post I wrote in the second month of the site’s existence back in 2007.
Video via @_MarcusD_