TNT’s “Inside The NBA” is probably one of the best sports television shows around. With Kenny, Shaq, Ernie, and Chuck, the crew has authentic chemistry and hilarious on-air interactions.
But it’d be a lie to say people haven’t noticed a hint of animosity between O’Neal and Barkley, who seem to always be at each other’s throats.
Despite always arguing all the time, Barkley himself addressed the rumors of a rivalry between the two.
“Shaq, people think we hate each other. I tell them we don’t hate each other. I hate him, but he loves me.”
Charles Barkley: “Shaq, people think we hate each other. I tell them we don’t hate each other. I hate him, but he loves me.” pic.twitter.com/31SUPsFzBt
— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) January 18, 2021
Those two are always at each other’s necks and their battles can often be the best part of their show.
But do they really hate each other? Despite what people think, there is nothing but love there, which is evidenced by how often they can laugh amid throwing fireballs at each other.
Truly, there may be no greater friendship in sports media than the TNT crew, especially between O’Neal and Chuck. For the spectators who get to see them once a week, it’s always a fun thing to witness.