Shaquille O'Neal has always been the life of the party ever since he came into the NBA. Shaq was a prankster when he was on the team; the stories about him that his former teammates tell are truly wild. O'Neal has carried the goofy and humorous side of him throughout his career since then, becoming a beloved part of TNT's Inside The NBA crew.
And while Shaq's legendary jokes with Charles Barkley have now become a common experience, there was a time when he had just joined the team. When people weren't exactly sure about what to expect from Shaq as part of the media, he gave them a taste of the sort of fun he would be bringing to television screens during a 2012 show involving a game that the Miami Heat were playing.
"This game is very, very playoff like, guys are very serious, guys are playing great. But this is something you cannot do on the bench. Figure out what goes on right, this is something you can't do. Right now Coach Spoelstra, he just gave a speech. This is something you cannot do on the bench. Somebody farted. Who farted on the bench? And the fart goes four deep. So intense they had to let it go."
Shaq's hilarious commentary brought laughs out of the entire crew and it's no surprise that this was something O'Neal was quick to notice. One can only imagine what Shaq would have reacted like if he had been on the bench instead of in the studio watching the game.
O'Neal has never looked back since his early appearances on the show, he has brought life to the broadcast numerous times with his takes and his jokes. While this particular bit might be a little low brow, there is something truly infectious about the way Shaq talks about it that would make even the most serious person laugh.