Shaquille O’Neal and Reggie Miller had their fair share of heated battles in the 90s and 2000s on the basketball court. Shaq won his first NBA title at the expense of Miller and the Indiana Pacers in 2000, which was the only Finals appearance of Miller’s career.
The pair now work for NBA broadcaster TNT, albeit in different roles. Miller is an analyst and commentator, as he is very often heard to call games. Shaq is one of the stars of the hit show “Inside the NBA”, alongside Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.
Even still, the TNT crew have plenty of crossovers, as seen in a video shared by House of Highlights (TNT affiliate) of Shaq picking up Miller and performing full bicep curls with the 6’5 former guard in his hands.
Shaq is a freak of nature, but watching a grown man get screwed like that is kind of awe-inspiring. The 7-foot center is often considered one of the most unstoppable players in basketball history, so it’s no surprise to see him possess such raw strength. One can only wonder what would have happened if Shaq had decided to use his size and ability in combat sports.
Miller is a bit skinny and has never been known to be one of the great players in the league. While quite tall, Miller was still lean and lean, relying on his speed on the court to do a lot of damage.
The relationship between the two final rivals is quite positive as this reel indicates. The last decade of collaboration within TNT as analysts has helped them become close friends with each other.