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Video: Shaq, NBA on TNT crew clown Charles Barkley’s 15 nicknames

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Charles Barkley will turn 58 this Saturday, and the rest of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” crew — consisting of Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson — made sure to bring a clown to celebrate. Well, not an actual clown, but they had some fun at Chuck’s expense. Shaq, Kenny, and Ernier did a little bit of research and enumerated their good buddy’s nicknames, as seen on the Hall of Famer’s Basketball Reference page.

That’s a lot of nicknames. Of course, we’ve heard of the common ones, like “Sir Charles,” “The Round Mound of Rebound,” and “The Chuckster.” But the rest of the 12 were new to me and perhaps to the majority of NBA fans out there. Even Charles Barkley himself didn’t know where they originated.

Nonetheless, the remaining dozen consisted of absolute gold. Shaq, Kenny, and Ernie made sure to emphasize the most hilarious nicknames with its own special graphic. They even graciously gave him a special jacket with all 15 of them embroidered on it.

And, yes, in case you’re wondering, the graphic that “Inside the NBA” showed isn’t photoshopped. You can check it out yourself.

The TNT crew never fails to make NBA fans laugh with all their hilarious antics. Shaq and Charles Barkley are usually insulting and taking shots at each other, which adds amusement to the show.

A lot of NBA shows nowadays often feature debates and rather ridiculously thought-out takes from so-called analysts. Shaq, Kenny, and The Chuckster may have their own mind-boggling takes and controversial statements, but they have certainly done a magnificent job in presenting the NBA in a unique and funny manner.