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JaVale McGee Calls Shaq A Bully & Racial Slur

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 03:01 PM



Leave it to TNT’s Inside the NBA host Ernie Johnson, to be the saver of awkward moments.


Last night, Nuggets center JaVale McGee appeared on Inside the NBA for a brief interview with his friendenemy and frequent critic Shaquille O’Neal. After scoring zero points, two rebounds and two blocks in 14 minutes of play during the Denver Nuggets 107-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, you had to know Shaq would go after the young fellow.


However, the segment took an awkward turn, after McGee started off calling Shaq a bully, while referring to Shaq’s “Shaqtin’ A Fool,” which showcases funny plays within the course of a game, but McGee wasn’t having it tonight.



He may have been scoreless but they won, so respect the man or else. Or else, he’ll force a live segment to go awkward quickly by using a racial slur to describe Shaq’s show.


This is exactly what happens when you don’t have Charles Barkley on set to keep everyone under control. The interview couldn’t be saved after that. McGee ended by reminding Shaq, who recently trued 41, he’s old as dirt. He could have exited without saying that corny line.


Although Shaq attempted to make nice by informing McGee he too was a blooper during his younger years, the damage was already done. From the opening seconds McGee seemed uncomfortable participating in an interview with the same man who has a show, which almost entirely pokes fun at him.


TNT can laugh about it because they won’t get a call from the NBA asking them to pay a fine for using a racial slur on live television. They will be calling you McGee.

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#2 Cj2008nw


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Posted March 08, 2013 - 03:11 PM

WOW very poor on both ends

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 03:14 PM

McGee looked nervous and scared but it was quite entertaining.


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Posted March 08, 2013 - 03:22 PM

He mad.

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 03:29 PM

WIsh Barkley was there.


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Posted March 08, 2013 - 04:40 PM

Guys i have a question, where's Charles ? i heard that his contract expires this year, and NBA teams are knocking Kenny's door for either front office job or in coaching staff ?



Do any of you know what will happen ? TNT is fun having those four and i cant think of any other who can replace them.



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Posted March 08, 2013 - 04:42 PM

^ Sounds like TNT must make some offers they can't refuse.


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Posted March 08, 2013 - 05:49 PM

surprised that the title has been allowed to remain

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 06:10 PM

WIsh Barkley was there.

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Why is this in Lakers Talk.. or am I missing something?



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Posted March 08, 2013 - 07:27 PM





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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:49 AM

freudian slip by McGee


he meant it but it slipped out. he meant to say bafoonery

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:29 AM

The interesting part about this is that he's only 25 years old and knows that particular pejorative.  It wasn't appropriate for a TV audience, but it wasn't so over-the-top that anyone will be fined by the FCC....unless and until Jesse Jackson gets ahold of the story, that is. lol



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