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Shaquille O'Neal Said He Had A New Disorder Called CBOTBD: 'That's “Charles Barkley Over the Belt Syndrome".'

Charles Barkley Roasted Shaquille O’Neal Over Bringing His Kids To The Game: “If You Had All Your Kids You Would Have A Whole Section.”

Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley were fierce competitors in their playing days, the two were both extremely physical, almost like forces of nature and there was no stopping them in the paint. However, since retirement, both have famously gained quite a bit of weight, something they joke about and make fun of each other for endlessly while doing Inside The NBA on TNT. 

Shaq is just a giant human being, standing over 7 feet tall, and his size is something he includes a lot in his humor. Speaking to GQ in an interview recently, Shaq was asked about his journey with fitness and health, and while he gave a detailed answer, he didn't miss the opportunity to take a shot at Chuck along the way. 

Question: "You remind me of my late friend Virgil Abloh, who spoke in the same way about setting up businesses. And when we talk about business, one of the things I say is, "Your health is your first business," your body is your first business. I know coming up on your 50th birthday you wanted to get into 'supermodel mode.' What was taking these steps on your fitness and health journey like for you?"

Shaquille O'Neal: "I had a new disorder called CBOTBD. Write that down. That's 'Charles Barkley Over the Belt Syndrome.' I was waking up and going to work, chilling, eating whatever. I wasn't paying attention. I looked down one day, I was like, 'Damn.' My belly was way over my belt.

"I kept trying these products to help. There was one product out there, from a baseball guy—I tried his product, it didn't work at all. So I said 'You know what? I know there's a lot of you guys that may want to get back into shape and get their young body. Let me go find a company, see who's doing it.' 

"I met with a lot of companies and I came across Novex Biotech—I tried their product and I started to see greater boosts of energy, it helped burn the fat—doing all of that stuff. So I said, 'Okay, let me help you get this product out. Let's do a joint venture. I'm gonna help you get this product out for people like me and I want to take something that helps.' I'm not the type that just takes your money and puts my name on some stuff just to take your money, no. It has to work because my name is on the line, my integrity is on the line. 

"I don't have Charles Barkley Over the Belt Syndrome anymore. I'm getting really good. I'm getting to the point where I'm going to change my mind and turn the knob to full discipline.

It's great to see that Shaq is so focused on his health, after all, we want him around for as long as possible, there are very few people as funny off the cuff as he is. His relationship with Barkley will always remain filled with banter like this and while both of them certainly live to enjoy themselves, Shaq's dedication to getting fit again at the age of 50 is certainly both admirable and inspirational.