Chuck, Shaq and Kenny just couldn't help themselves from making jokes at LiAngelo Ball's expense.
LiAngelo Ball and two of his UCLA teammates stole sunglasses in China, and now they're in big trouble. The latest reports are that the players' punishment will likely be a 20-day house arrest, and there's a good chance they spend those 20 days at the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou, where the team is staying for its season-opener against Georgia Tech. The three players of course will not play in that game.
TNT's crew for its Inside The NBA show features three fun-loving guys: Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. The trio are always joking around, so it was only a matter of time before they started talking about LiAngelo once highlights of the Lakers—and LiAngelo's brother Lonzo—came on.
Shaq breaks the seal at around the 2:10 mark in the video below. "Chuck, you think he went shopping in D.C.?" They carry on for a solid three minutes:
Charles Barkley could read me an IKEA instruction manual and I'd crack up laughing.