Let's hope Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley talk some sense into Shaquille O'Neal. Let's hope the legendary NBA center gracefully, promptly and humbly rescinds his challenge for physical combat with yours truly.
Given the propensity of former professional athletes to file for bankruptcy, I would take little pleasure in one of my 20 favorite athletes of all time writing a check his butt can't cash.
Normally my reputation in matters such as these precludes professional jocks from selling the kind of wolf tickets Shaq sold on Tuesday's debut episode of my favorite TV show -- TNT's "Inside the NBA."
"Jason Whitlock, I tell you what: You can come down here and box me any time you want," O'Neal bluffed after Johnson read my tweet that pointed out Shaq would lose a Shirt-off rematch to Barkley because Shaq opened another NBA season out of shape. "I'll use one hand. You use two. I'll get on my knees. Any time, any place. You don't know who you're talking to, boy."
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