Shaquille O’Neal is notorious for his ridiculous antics and good humor as an analyst on Inside the NBA. This past week, however, the basketball legend appears to have met his match in the notorious One Chip Challenge from Paqui.
The Carolina Reaper-laced chip has already done some people in, including a poor newscaster who vomited live on set as a result of tasting the chip. While Shaq didn’t fare as bad as that lady, his attempt, captured while filming the latest episode of Outside the NBA, ended in utter hilarity.
TNT played the clip in its entirety during the ending of Inside the NBA last night. While Shaq tried to resist the pain at first, he ultimately succumbed to it as all challengers do, and eventually ran off of the set like he was on a fastbreak.
Fellow analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith kinda tried doing the challenge as well. During halftime of a game last night, he claimed to have placed a single Dorito on the spicy Paqui chip and eaten that to get an idea of how hot it was, and was “numb” by the time the segment ended.
Out of their whole crew, only Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley have yet to even attempt the One Chip Challenge, and Shaq told Chuck on-air that he would donate $50,000 to a charity of his choice if he ate the tortilla triangle from hell. Judging from Shaq’s reaction to the challenge, though, it’s doubtful that Sir Charles would even touch one of those chips in his lifetime.