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VIDEO: Charles Barkley left petrified after Shaq, TNT crew shock him with live snake

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NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is a rather large human. But even a man of his size is apparently terrified of snakes. His friends on the Inside the NBA crew used that to their advantage, surprising the Chuckster with a real live snake on set.

Check out Charles Barkley literally jump out of his seat from the gaffe:

Judging by his reaction, Barkley apparently wasn’t in on the joke. Chuck was making one of his patented guarantees, claiming that the Denver Nuggets would emerge victorious in their Game 2 tilt against the Phoenix Suns, when the circus music started playing and the festivities began.

Barkley wasn’t exactly chuckling during the scene, as the prospect of facing your worst fear on live television can’t possibly be comfortable for anybody.

This wasn’t the first time that Shaq, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson played Charles Barkley for a fool. Just a few weeks prior, they tried to get him with a fake snake bit. Needless to say, Chuck wasn’t amused then, either.

Given how over the top the gags are on the show, Charles Barkley probably should have seen this coming. Hopefully the scare stuns him into making guarantees from now on.