Shaquille O’Neal is many issues, however you can not say he goes again on his guarantees.
Earlier than Monday’s Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship recreation, O’Neal wager fellow “Contained in the NBA” panelist Ernie Johnson that Johnson’s alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs, wouldn’t beat the Texas Christian College’s Horned Frogs (TCU).
The stakes? The NBA Corridor of Famer would eat frog legs stay on TV.
Sadly for the four-time NBA champion, the Horned Frogs had been overwhelmed emphatically 65-7, as Georgia gained its second consecutive Faculty Soccer Playoff championship.
And on Thursday’s TNT protection of NBA motion, it was time to pay up. Johnson – sporting a Bulldogs helmet – entered the set holding a silver platter with a canopy over it.
Beneath had been some frog legs which O’Neal duly tucked into. “I’m a person of my phrase,” O’Neal stated mid-chew.
Whereas O’Neal having fun with himself, the identical couldn’t be stated about his fellow panelists.
Kenny Smith voiced his displeasure at consuming frogs as a vegetarian. On the opposite facet of the fence, Charles Barkley stated: “Frog legs are good, I’m not gonna lie.”
With meals nonetheless in between his enamel, O’Neal gave his verdict. “I simply wanna let y’all know, these frog legs good. These are the most effective frog legs I’ve accomplished had ever.”
As he accomplished his on-air snack, the 2000 NBA MVP stated what most of us had been pondering: “You didn’t suppose I used to be gonna do it, did you?”
Let’s hope, for Shaq’s sake, that the Colorado Buffaloes or the South Carolina Gamecocks make it to the Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship recreation subsequent yr.