ATLANTA - Charles "The Fat Bro" Barkley told fellow TNT cast mate Shaquille O'Neal that he does not see the Oklahoma City Thunder beating the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference Semi-Finals.
Barkley said that one, Oklahoma City is too young, two, they lost one of their top players Russell Westbrook, and three the name Thunder just does not instill fear in their opponents like the name Grizzlies does.
Shaq asked Charles AKA the Human Volcano how much he had bet on the Memphis Grizzlies and he did not want to say.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: I talked to Kobe Bryant who knows everything about everyone in the NBA and he said that Barkley had bet $75,000 on the Grizzlies.]
Charles asked Shaq if the rumor that he may become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers had any merit. O'Neal replied that his lips were sealed and that even an offer of a full rack of baby back ribs would not unseal them.
Suggested Reading. The book Hack A Shaq - The Agony of Free Throw Shooting by Shaquille O'Neal.