“He done bad movies, really bad ones” Charles Barkley torches Shaquille O’Neal’s acting career following 1996 hit “Kazaam”

Charles Barkley hilariously wrecks Shaquille O'Neal's entire acting career following the release of Kazaam in 1996

Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley
Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley
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Charles Barkley holds a special place in NBA history being one or the greatest players to have never won a championship. He claims to have made peace with it but the narrative around his name would have been completely different. The legend was one of the most dominant forwards in the league and at times the best player on the court during his career.

Charles Barkley with the Sixers in 1984
Charles Barkley with the Sixers in 1984

After retiring in 2000, Chuckster quickly transitioned into a sports entertainment figure. He has made an incredible name for himself solely because of his witty and comedic character. He currently serves under Turner Sports Media for the hit show NBA on TNT.

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Charles Barkley roasts Shaquille O’Neal’s acting skills

Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley
Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley

Shaquille O’Neal is also an all time great in his own rights. There is no doubt about his dominance and what his presence did for the sport of basketball. Shaq has also had a knack for entertainment related activities. Right now, he co-hosts NBA on TNT along with Charles Barkley.

The former Los Angeles Lakers center began his showbiz career in 1996 when he starred as a genie in the movie “Kazaam.” A year later, Chuck was being interviewed by Hollywood star Jamie Fox who asked the baller for his opinion on Shaq’s acting. Barkley replied with a roast to the film itself saying, “[He’s done] bad movies, really bad movies.”

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Charles Barkley reveals whom he wishes to feature in his biopic

Charles Barkley at the NBA 75 enshrinement
Charles Barkley at the NBA 75 enshrinement

Charles Barkley has often been the spotlight attractor for his performance and for his outspoken nature. Although it has gotten him into trouble in the past, he is very fearless when it comes to confronting people. As Fox continued to interview Chuck, he asked the legend which actor he thought would best fit the role in his biopic.

He replied, “Umm who would play me? Somebody tall, dark, and handsome. Like a Denzel Washington or a Sidney Poiter… Denzel could state and Poitier could finish. You know, I am an international s*x symbol.” Chuck is all worthy of having as much confidence as he has in himself.

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