Date: 2002
Quote
: "Tell Yao Ming, 'Ching chong yang, wah, ah soh.'"
Who said it: Shaquille O'Neal

The Big Aristotle was one of the best interviews around during his days in the NBA, but back in 2003, when former Rockets center, Yao Ming, was in the midst of his second season in the NBA, Shaq made himself look like a fool during a conversation about the Chinese big man. Speaking with the crew from FOX Sports' The Best Damn Sports Show Ever Period, Shaq made the same, lazy racist joke about the Chinese language that you and your friends did back when you were too young to know any better. For his part, Yao handled the remark well, joking back that, "Chinese is hard to learn. I had trouble with it when I was little." Props to him for taking the high road here.