The College Football Playoff National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia ended in heartbreaking fashion for Bulldogs fans, with the Crimson Tide winning in overtime by a final score of 26-23 after an impressive comeback. One of those fans was none other than Inside the NBA's Ernie Johnson, a University of Georgia alumnus. On last night's episode of the popular sports program, Shaq took it back to the '90s to drop some bars on Johnson about his favorite team's defeat at the hands of Nick Saban's squad.
Accompanied by some background music by a house band on-set, Shaq dropped his best freestyle over their rendition of Dr. Dre's classic "The Next Episode." Shaq barely even knew the words in the beginning. He was trying to rap Snoop Dogg's intro bars "La-da-da-da-dah/It's the motherf****n' D-O-double-G" but instead, he just mumbled his way through the first few seconds while he was cooking up some fire.
When he eventually got going he took some obvious shots at Charles Barkley by rapping, "Chuck need the treadmill." Unfortunately, he had no follow-up rhymes for that one, but once he shouted out the Florida Gators and Crimson Tide, he was able to spit with a little more consistency.
Motioning at Johnson, Shaq began his lyrical onslaught. "You thought you was gonna win, I told you you lied. Y'all was up by six. You was celebratin' I told you not to do this," he rapped. "Nick Saban, please tell 'em why they underestimated you. They shouldn't have did that. We the champs, back-to-back like Kobe and Shaq."
While the rest of the guys on set seemed to get a kick out of the whole thing, Johnson looked noticeably sick once Shaq started throwing jabs at his squad. He's clearly still grieving. As entertaining as this Shaq freestyle was, it has nothing on his certified-platinum (not kidding) 1993 debut album Shaq Diesel.