Deflategate is all the rage these days. Everyone from Mark Brunell to Rick Santorum has an opinion (on balls), so it comes as no shocker that the boys at TNT’s “Inside the NBA” tackled the issue Thursday night.
The whole crew was adamant that the Patriots would have won regardless of tampered balls. In fact, Charles Barkley came pretty close to shedding tears of his own while talking about his good pal Bill Belichick. But things took an interesting turn when Kenny Smith proposed that Shaquille O’Neal shoot free throws with both an inflated and deflated ball to disprove all the hoopla.
Shaq, proud 52.7-percent free-throw shooter, gladly obliged:
The bad free throw shooting I expected, but the Phillip Seymour Hoffman-esque three-pointer at the end, I did not.