Shaq hilariously failed trying to speak Serbian to Nikola Jokic
Foreign languages are still not Shaquille O’Neal’s specialty.
The retired NBA great O’Neal interviewed Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic on TNT after Denver’s win over the LA Clippers on Tuesday. O’Neal tried to close out their interview by speaking a line of Serbian to Jokic and calling Jokic by his nickname “Big Honey.” Unfortunately, O’Neal fell flat on his face and called Jokic “Big Soul” instead. When Jokic pointed out his goof, O’Neal then blamed his producer for giving him bad info.
Check out the hilarious video.
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O’Neal has proven himself to be a successful NBA player, television analyst, and businessman. But in terms of other skills, O’Neal’s language-speaking ability is probably about on par with his ability to act in movies.
The Basketball Hall of Famer is not much better with other European languages either. A couple seasons ago, O’Neal also confused another foreign NBA star by butchering his native tongue.
Photo: Mar 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; NBA former player Shaquille O’Neal watches a game between the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors in the third quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 105-99. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports