The Inside the NBA crew is beloved for both its basketball analysis and its banter. With the legend Ernie Johnson anchoring the coverage and the hilarious former NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley providing takes, the show is the most universally revered talk program in sports.
Thursday night's episode provided a classic moment as Shaq and Kenny debated the best method for paying for gas. Kenny shared a story about how he didn't want to buy a car because filling up the tank cost $80, so Shaq provided a solution: just wait until the tank reaches the halfway point, then fill it up for $20.
Check out the Lakers legend's dubious mathematical argument below.
Shaq's out here crunching some numbers for Kenny. 🤔😂 pic.twitter.com/jNgBYFFwYj— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 27, 2018
Charles laughed through the whole thing.
Ernie pointed out that half of $80 is, of course, $40. As he put it, "This is bordering on what's closer, the West Coast or the moon? This is bordering on that."
At the 2:00 mark, Shaq finally says something logical: "if you put $20 in, then you bring it back to three-quarters, right?" We're not exactly sure what Shaq was getting at.
Love Shaq but he gets mad over the pettiest stuff, lol— Raj Singh (@Red_Dragon23) April 27, 2018
This the greatest thing I've ever seen GOAT show— Moe Khan (@MoeKhan25) April 27, 2018
I get what Shaq is saying, but that doesn’t mean Kenny will save $60 by only spending $20 at a time. It just means that $80 total is spread out over the course of several weeks as opposed to every trip to the gas station. Both are wrong and right 😂— J.43 (@J43oftheFTP) April 27, 2018
Three games are slated for Friday night: Raptors-Warriors (7 p.m. ET, NBATV), Cavs-Pacers (8 p.m., ESPN), and Thunder-Jazz (10:30 p.m., ESPN).