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Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal congratulated Charles Barkley for winning Emmy Award for winning by pouring champagne on him

The Inside the NBA hosts had a lot of reason to celebrate during their show on Tuesday night. Not only was a posthumous award given to Craig Sager by the Sports Emmy’s as the Outstanding Sports Reporter, their very own Charles Barkley was named the Outstanding Sports Personality/Studio Analyst.

With Sir Charles not winning a championship during his stellar playing career, he was given a celebration closest to the scenes seen in locker rooms after a team wins a title. Kenny Smith led the festivities by pouring a whole bottle of champagne on Barkley, with Shaquille O’Neal tapping on his head.

The show’s director also played a clip where Barkley was also showered with champagne after winning an ESPY last year. It was hilarious as he had the same reaction, which may have given him a feeling of deja vu.

It was truly a fun and light-hearted moment for the show’s crew and everyone on the set, including Barkley himself, sharing a few laughs together. Even with them chuckling throughout the time he was soaked in champagne, the award is a great achievement for the league’s former MVP and 11-time All-Star, as it shows how good he is now in the field he has chosen to pursue after his playing days.

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