Is it possible that ex-NBA legends Shaquille O-Neal and Charles Barkley could face off in the octagon in an MMA fight?
Shaq and Chuck have been talking a lot of smack to each other over the past few episodes of the NBA on TNT and mentions of a charity-driven fight have been accumulating for a while.
On Wednesday evening the conversation continued as the analysts jokingly sniped at each other between NBA games, the programme showed behind the scenes footage of the two playfully wrestling (with a serious lack of athleticism).
Towards the end of the schedule after the final game had been played and the panel discussed the failures of the Houston Rockets after their loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, TNT showed an image of a boxing-esque advertisement for a fight between Shaq and Chuck, pictured here.
O'Neal was certainly revved up over the prospect of battling with co-worker Barkley and stated that the MMA bout would most certainly happen on the proposed date of May 14th.
Barkley seemed less willing to partake but did also mention the mean 'guillotine' he'd been working on in training, so perhaps we may have an outstanding spectacle to look forward too in the end.