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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