‘You a Bad Rapper!’ Charles Barkley and Shaq Unconvincingly Make Nice After Recent Tension

Thursday night in Boston, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal were back on the air together for the first time since their heated exchange on Tuesday — in which Shaq got on Barkley for never winning an NBA title, and Barkley countered by telling Shaq he only won because he rode the coattails of teammates.

A tweet from a fan was posted onscreen which read, “Let’s see if Shaq and Chuck can get along today.”

“No we can’t!” Shaq said, seeming to joke with his Inside the NBA colleague.

The two went on to good-naturedly banter for a few seconds.

“Just for the record, Shazaam sucks!” Barkley said, referencing a 1996 movie in which Shaq starred. He added, “And you a bad rapper too!”

“Bring me a chicken wing so I can throw it at Chuck!” Shaq said.

So did the NBA greats patch things up for good? Consider us skeptical. There’s just too much evidence this season that there will still be lingering tension between the Inside the NBA analysts.

Watch above, via TNT.

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