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Chris Webber’s career is mostly remembered for famous instances of coming up just short of the Promised Land — once by his own doing, another by the zebras. However, on Thursday night, Webber managed to conquer two real-life NBA champions — Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal — in winning Inside The NBA‘s “Chariots Of Backfire” 100-yard race.
For anyone hoping to see a fair and legitimate competition, they were sorely disappointed, as everyone but studio host Ernie “The Elevator” Johnson jumped the gun and took off on the word “SET!”. Charles Barkley pulled up fairly quickly because he was getting smoked early out of respect for Ernie’s protest of a false start. Meanwhile, Kenny, Shaq and Webber kept going. Of course, with Webber involved, there had to be controversy. As they approached the finish line, Kenny went into the victory formation, while Webber lunged forward and busted through the tape first. The officials didn’t bother reviewing, so Webber was awarded first place, leaving
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Last night, we all eagerly anticipated a race for the ages as the folks over at “Inside the NBA” held their “Chariots of Backfire” race to determine who was the fastest.
The participants were Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber, and Shaquille O’Neal running 100-yards at the Georgia Tech football practice facility.
The race (which was controversial...
The footage of the “Chariots of Backfire” foot race between Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Kenny “The Jet” Smith and Ernie Johnson was aired on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” Thursday night. Chris Webber took home the gold medal, but the race did not end without controversy. Ernie Johnson made claims of false starts, Shaq came up hobbling and Kenny Smith...
The Inside the NBA crew of Charles Barkley, Shaq, Chris Webber, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith held their “Backfire of Chariots” race Thursday night and it’s definitely worth the watch:
Chuck’s warmup did not help his cause as Chris Webber won by a hair over Kenny Smith, with the rest coming in as follows.
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Pride's on the line as Shaq, Barkley, Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson and Chris Webber of the "NBA on TNT" crew race in "Chariots of Backfire."
In what will likely be remembered as the greatest race of all time, the hosts of the NBA on TNT decided to have a footrace. Shaq, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber and Ernie Johnson took to the gridiron to prove who was the swiftest of the group.
As you might expect, the race was both hilarious and pathetic all at the same time. Oh, and the ending of this battle is...