NBA: Charles Barkley Is Sick of Shaq’s Advertisements

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“I think I figured out why [Shaq] does rub lotion on his body all the time,” Charles Barkley told Conan O’Brien Thursday night. “That’s only so he can get his fat ass into the building.” That was the last thing the Round Mound of Rebound was had to say about his Inside The NBA co-host. He was kidding, of course, but he took some umbrage with Shaq’s voluminous endorsement deals.

“He’s got too many endorsements,” the Hall of Famer said about the other Hall of Famer. “And you know he’s got the lotion. They show our commercials when we’re on television, so when we’re not on during the game we sit in the green room and he’s on every five seconds rubbing lotion on his fake body.”

Inside The NBA has won 5 Sports Emmys for Outstanding Studio Shows. It features Shaq, Chuck, Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith, and Ernie Johnson, as well as a rotating cast of NBA players, both current and former, including other analysts. The Show has garnered a cult following for its equal dishes of smart basketball talk and shenanigans. It is must-watch if only to see what happens.

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