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Shaquille O’Neal Tries to Race Kenny Smith, Ends Up in Trash Can

Shaq Falls

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For what it’s worth, Inside the NBA is a rather entertaining show, especially when compared to many of the mainstream sports shows you can find while flipping through the channels on a Sunday night. This Sunday, though, the show took it to a whole new level.

The crew of Inside the NBA upped the ante on Sunday, as Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley tricked Shaquille O’Neal into stepping into and tripping over a trash can. While it may seem juvenile and immature, the results were funnier than you’d think.

Take a look for yourself.

As someone who can’t stand the sellout that Shaq has become, this was rather amusing. The big man takes quite the tumble after stepping into the strategically-placed trash can, hitting the floor like a sack of potatoes.

The best part, though, is how he reacts after taking the tumble. Instead of getting up, brushing himself off and returning to his position at the desk, Shaq just lies there like a turtle stuck on its back. Had he just exclaimed, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” it would have been internet gold.

Still, Shaq took it like a champ after finally finding the strength and willpower to pick himself up off the floor. Commendable, I guess.

This is the latest shot fired in an ongoing prank battle between Smith and O’Neal. With the ball now back in his court, it shouldn’t be long before the future Hall of Famer finds a way to settle the score.

Gil Alcaraz IV is the Director of Content for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GilAlcarazIV, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.