Before the game officially tipped off, NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal made a truly hilarious – and somewhat embarrassing – error. When talking about the Knicks, he confused former NBA player Zach Randolph for current Knicks star Julius Randle.
“You were talking like they were championship caliber,” Shaq said on the show. “That’s how you were talking, that’s the energy you were talking about New York. They’re playing well. [Tom] Thibodeau is doing a great job and Zach Randolph is playing MVP caliber basketball.”
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Shaq really confused Julius Randle for Zach Randolph when talking about the Knicks 😅
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 11, 2021
NBA on TNT host Adam Lefkoe immediately corrected Shaq, who gave a shout out to his friend, Zach Randolph.
While Randolph was a solid player when he was in the NBA, he has been retired for over a year. He last played in the NBA during the 2017-18 season before falling out of the rotation before the 2018-19 season.
Meanwhile, Julius Randle is in the midst of his best season in the league. He and the Knicks have clinched a playoff spot and are legitimate contenders in the Eastern Conference.