Shaq Boycotted Wearing Pants on Last Night’s ‘Inside The NBA’ (Videos)


One of the best things you get from EJ, Kenny, Shaq, and Charles Barkley is brutal honesty. They’re honest folks. Sometimes to a fault, but it’s always entertaining. And remarkably, they’re honesty never seems to leave the bounds of good taste. Though it can come close sometimes.

For instance, last night, Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t find his pants, so rather than find a workaround, he decided that he would forego pants altogether until he was reunited with his trousers.

There was some line of logic (it’s not clear from the clips) that involved Charles Barkley stealing his pants, but that sounds pretty unlikely, even for a practical joker like Charles Barkley.

Here’s Shaq making his way to the studio, pantless, followed by an appalled Kenny Smith. Oh, the humanity:

Firstly no one would steal your pants! #thegreenroom #meetthesmiths #ashybutclassy #greasybutbreezy

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Here he is heading to the desk:

Then he sort of relented by wearing pajama pants later in the broadcast:


I guess since he was wearing the slippers, it only makes sense that he graduate to pajama pants.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Shaq’s suit pants, please contact TNT. Your help is appreciated in this matter.

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