Shaq mixes Knicks’ Julius Randle and Zach Randolph in air gaffes
Count Shaquille O’Neal is among those who have begun to believe in Knicks.
With the NBA playoffs just around the corner, O’Neal needed some time to praise No. 4 in the Eastern Conference for his performance this year. In particular, he praised the performance of the big star of the Zach Randolph team.
Yes, go ahead TNT’s previous game coverage In the Celtics-Heat game, O’Neal crossed the lines when describing the Knicks. Julius Randle wanted to mention the All-Star striker on the team, but instead called him the name Randolph, who hasn’t played in the NBA since 2017 and hasn’t been on the Knicks ’roster since the 2008-09 season.
“They’re playing well,” O’Neal said of the Knicks. “(Coach Tom) Thibodeau is doing a great job and Zach Randolph is playing MVP level basketball.”
The show was quickly directed by O’Neal, and was canceled by Shaq. He had a pretty simple reason to call Randolph’s number instead of Randle’s.
“I was thinking about my boyfriend Zach. Z-Bo, what’s up?”
By Shaq’s fairness, Randolph and Randle have similar surnames and career numbers. Randle averaged 17.3 points and 9.2 rebounds in his career, while Randolph averaged 16.6 points and 9.1 rebounds.
That said, Randle would love to have a little more love in the season since he saw the double-double average and got into the All-Star Game in his first seven-year career. Maybe if the Knicks continue to play well and do a little running in the post-season, Randle will get more recognition for what has been his best professional season so far.