“PA Gonna Be Working for the Weather Channel”: Shaquille O’Neal Hilariously Calls Lakers’ In-Season Championship Banner an Ornament

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Shaquille O’Neal seems to be one in every of the many analysts who’re decided to ridicule the LA Lakers’ In-Season Championship banner that they hoisted on December 18. A Lakers legend himself, Shaq was on NBA on TNT when his fellow analysts needed him to touch upon the new Championship banner. However, he instantly appeared to have an situation with it, and utterly dismissed the concept that the Lakers had, in reality, raised a ‘banner’.

The legendary LA franchise has received 17 NBA championships in its illustrious historical past, with O’Neal himself being concerned in 3 title runs. However, Shaq claimed that whereas the different banners had been actual, the In-Season banner was merely a ornament. “Well, there’s a loophole there. We take a look at the actual banners with a sure colour. This is simply an decoration,” he said.


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While his fellow co-hosts Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson accepted it as a bona fide banner, the huge man refused to, declaring its completely different colour to be a professional motive to ignore its declare to being a ‘banner’ utterly. 

“No no, it’s not a banner coz it doesn’t seem like the different banners. For instance, I can’t put these items on this factor [putting a piece of gift wrap over a coffee cup] and name it a Christmas tree. All the different unique banners are gold. This is simply an decoration. They received the In-Season Championship. It’s not a banner. It’s a ornament,” Shaq reiterated.

The huge fella’s clarification introduced forth gentle ridicule from the others, who claimed that Lakers themselves had been calling it a banner. Ernie Johnson famous that even the Lakers’ PA known as it a banner whereas hoisting it.

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Shaq nevertheless, had a hilarious response, and stood agency along with his take. “Well guess what, the PA gonna be working for the Weather Channel subsequent week. It is just not a banner. Show it once more,” he added.

The response was adopted by a attribute declaration of his personal standing. O’Neal claimed that he knew precisely what he was speaking about, just because he himself ‘obtained three of them,” referring to the three Championships and Finals MVPs that he received throughout his time at the franchise.

LA Lakers themselves appear delighted with their In-Season championship

There is little doubt that LeBron James and firm have needed to endure a little bit of ridicule for the manner they’ve celebrated their In-Season match win. James, who was the MVP, was noticed popping champagne on the event.

That, in and of itself, was an act Charles Barkley explicitly had an issue with, claiming that successful the match, particularly for the Lakers, was not that massive of an achievement and didn’t warrant such celebrations. The Lakers, nevertheless, appeared adamant.

Alex Fudge not too long ago revealed that LeBron had devoted the In-Season match victory to the group’s children, as per Sports Illustrated. Fudge claimed that James had appeared assured in the build-up to the Final, with D’Moi Hodge additionally revealing that he needed to win the match for the group’s rookies. That, in fact, is comprehensible, contemplating how the $500k payout is especially helpful for the group’s youthful gamers, however not for the established stars who already receives a commission in tens of millions.

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