Shaq Hits Charles Barkley While Guest-Hosting Kimmel: ‘A Balder, Fatter Matt Damon’

We like to keep on tabs on the rivalry between Inside The NBA hosts Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley. The former NBA greats and current TNT colleagues have been engaged in an ongoing feud which at times has seemed good-natured, and at other times has seemed legitimately tense.

Monday night offered a moment that seemed to be more lighthearted in nature — but with Shaq and Sir Charles, you just never know.

Shaq, on Monday, guest-hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live — in place of Kimmel, who has the week off. And during his opening monologue, the four-time NBA champion took a shot at his TNT cohort.

“I have all the things you need to host this show,” Shaq said. “A suit, a band, and a stupid, no-talent nemesis. Jimmy has Matt Damon. I have Charles Barkley. He’s like a balder, fatter Matt Damon.”

The line drew laughs, along with the requisite oohs and ahhs from the audience. We’ll definitely be watching Inside The NBA this week to see if Sir Charles fires back.

Watch above, via ABC.

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