“NBA on TNT” analyst Kenny Smith decided to race his co-host to the show’s big board, He shoved Shaq into a nearby Christmas tree.

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Kenneth Smith nicknamed “the Jet”, is an American sports commentator and former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kenny Smith : shaq Christmas tree | Pushes shaq

Personal information
Born March 8, 1965 (age 57)
New York City, New York, U.S.
     Listed height      6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)

He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 as a member of the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets and won back-to-back NBA championships with Houston.

Smith played college basketball with the North Carolina Tar Heels, earning consensus first-team All-American honors as a senior in 1987.

He was selected by Sacramento in the first round of the 1987 NBA draft with the sixth overall pick, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team with the Kings.

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The “Inside the NBA” crew is feeling festive during the holiday season, but no one is more festive right now than Shaquille O’Neal after the Hall of Famer became one with a Christmas tree during Tuesday night’s broadcast.


It takes a lot to push around Shaquille O’Neal and his seven-foot frame, but Kenny Smith did just that and then some on the TNT set. 

On Tuesday during the broadcast, Smith and Shaq were in the middle of a segment when suddenly, the pair got up from the desk and ran towards the back of the set.

Hilariously, Smith then checked Shaq into the giant Christmas tree at the side of the set as they were running, with the former Los Angeles Laker falling right through with only his feet sticking out.

The other two TNT cohosts, Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson, had to then come fish Shaq out of the Christmas tree as the segment truly went off the rails in this hilarious moment.

That takes some incredible skill there from Smith to toss Shaq right into the tree like that. Even better, this isn’t the first time Smith got to Shaq, as years ago, the same thing happened between the two!

Except back in 2014, the Christmas tree was much smaller and didn’t do nearly enough of a good job of breaking Shaq’s fall like this time around.

Kenny Smith : shaq Christmas tree | Pushes shaq

One day, Shaq will get revenge on Smith for this double Christmas tree tumble and it will be sweet. 

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Shaquille O’Neal trying to race Kenny Smith to the big board on the TNT set during halftime of NBA games is nothing new.

Sometimes, something silly happens during their race, like the time the set was all decorated for the holiday season and Smith decided to shove the big man, which led to him flying into a Christmas tree.

It was very funny, because “Shaq gets shoved into a Christmas tree” is a very funny collection of words.

Fast forward to Tuesday night and Smith did it again. The fellas were discussing the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers when Smith spun around to go to the board.

Shaq decided to race him, so The Jet laid him out and sent him so far into the tree that his feet were barely sticking out.

Kenny Smith : shaq Christmas tree | Pushes shaq

The single ornament rolling slowly while Shaq’s huge feet are sticking out and just kinda wiggling around is my favorite part.

He was so far in there that Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley had to come over and pull him out, while Shaq was cracking up as he repeatedly said “this means war, Kenny.” It’s hard to know what, exactly, Shaq has up his sleeve, but I am very excited to find out.

By Rishabh

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