Shaq vs Charles Barkley MMA Fight | Shaq wins

Published on May 2nd, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 11,565 views

It wasn’t as exciting as the first time Shaq and Charles Barkley got into a scuffle back in 1999 but it was pretty amusing seeing the NBA greats, who have packed on a few pounds since their last “fight,” wrestle on the floor while wearing their suits on Inside the NBA.


Speaking of one-on-one matches between Shaq and NBA greats.  I’m still upset about Hakeem dropping out of the pay-per-view one-on-one game that Taco Bell put together after the Rockets swept Shaq and the Magic in the NBA Finals.


It all started in this 1 page ad in the USA Today with a challenge from Shaq to Hakeem.  The letter ended up being a promotional piece for the pay per view one-on-one game that was going to go down that summer but due to a “sore sacroiliac from lifting weights,” Hakeem backed out of the event a day before the it was supposed to happen.

Taco Bell thought about trying to find a last minute replacement with everybody from Alonzo Mourning to a tag-team of Mugsy Bogues and Spud Webb, but they ended up just cancelling the event and refunding the estimated million dollars in buys.




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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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