TNT's NBA crew was broadcasting live from CES on Thursday, and gave some time to their eSports counterparts during one of the televised segments.
Near the end after the eSports guys finished breaking down what happened in the day's competition, Duncan "Thorin" Shields took some shots at Shaquille O'Neal (who was in the same room not too far away), and the exchange was pretty hilarious.
Shields brought up Shaq's ridiculous "Kazaam" movie from the 90s seemingly unprompted, and after Ernie Johnson followed that up by asking him how quickly he could run, Shields went at Shaq again, saying "faster than he used to go up and down the court."
O'Neal has a good sense of humor, but he's not the type to let a personal attack go without retaliation.
“I’ll tell you what, since you guys think it’s a sport, we’ll challenge you guys in a couple weeks," he said. "Any game you want. You come to TNT and I’ll make you eat those words, buddy.”
"What about weight loss," Shields quipped. "Should we do that? Is that a sport?"
“What about muscles," Shaq responded. "What about boxing when I go over there and punch you in the face? This is America. The queen can’t help you here. You better know where you're at, tough guy.”
Good times all around, although we'd probably all agree that Shields came out on top once the entertaining exchange was finished.
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