Can’t you just feel Kenny Smith seething with anger as he realizes his Russell Westbrook bit is getting buried by Shaq eating a papier-mâché Charles Barkley? He just knows that the next morning no one is going to care at all that he realized Russell Westbrook’s shirt looks like a kaleidoscope. Even after he gets the joke off, Shaq just ignores it to go back to the piñata. Bad timing, man.
But hey, if you want some good Kenny Smith action, check out this ancient “Inside the NBA” clip of Ernie and Kenny talking about the Shaq-Barkley fight, who were still in the league at that point. It’s amazing to see how much things have changed. You decide if it’s for the better or not.