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#pounditTuesday, February 7, 2023

Old Shaq video about gas prices goes viral

Shaquille O'Neal on a TNT set

An old video of Shaquille O’Neal discussing gas price and gas tank management has gone viral in light of recent energy prices.

Gas prices are through the roof, with people complaining left and right about how much it costs to fill up at the pump. The current state of gas and oil prices led a 2018 video of Shaq and Kenny Smith talking on TNT about gas prices to go viral. Here is the tweet that made the video go viral.

Yes, that’s multi-millionaire Kenny Smith saying in 2018 he didn’t want to buy a certain type of car because he didn’t want to have to spend $80 to fill up the gas tank. Then Shaq interceded by telling him to just put $20 back in to fill it up every time he got halfway through. That way he wouldn’t have to pay $80 each time at the pump.

Shaq talking about how $20 would fill half a tank when Kenny said the full tank cost $80 was priceless. Then him talking about how he wouldn’t have to fill up as frequently either was great too.

The topic resurfaced on the show last week as well.

Here’s the full original video from 2018:

TNT ended up doing a funny cartoon follow-up video too:

The cartoon follow-up was fun.

Photo: May 20, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Former NBA player and current TNT television personality Shaquille O’Neal prior to game one of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs between the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports


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