A segue into what possible developments will come of Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals series, after discussing the Cavs’ comeback victory over the Celtics on Tuesday May 23 , took an uncomfortable turn for Ernie, Kenny and the Inside The NBA audience, when their discussion was disrupted by yet another contentious dispute between Shaq and Charles Barkley.
Barkley and Shaq have gained a reputation for their roughhousing and often insulting exchanges, but the energy appeared to be taken up a notch higher than usual, after Shaq brought up his fellow Hall of Famer’s lack of a championship ring. The vitriol that followed even prompted Ernie to ask how a simple disagreement about the Cavs/Celtics series could get so personal. Neither man seemed willing to let up though, as they continued on attempting to discredit one another by bringing up some of the arguments against each the other’s claim to greatness.
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