Watch Shaq Spectacularly Crash and Burn on the Hot Chip Challenge


We’ve previously posted about the Paqui One Chip Challenge, in which people film themselves eating the Paqui Carolina Reaper chip — a chip that appears to be unbearably hot.

When last we chronicled the challenge, a team of news anchors in Denver succumbed to the scorching chip — with one anchor vomiting as a result.

Undaunted, Shaquille O’Neal decided to take the challenge during Thursday night’s edition of Inside The NBA. He bet his on-air rival, colleague Charles Barkley, $20 that he could take a bite of the chip without making a face. Barkley accepted the wager.

It started well enough for Shaq, who chewed confidently for a while.

“This is nothing to me,” Shaq said coolly. “Ah.”

But then…just like that, it hit him.

Shaq’s eyes went wide, and he coughed — causing the rest of the Inside The NBA panel to erupt with laughter. The NBA great ridiculously tried to claim he hadn’t made a face. Eventually, he gave up the act and chugged some water.

Watch the hilarious above, via TNT.

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