Watch: Shaquille O’Neal’s hilarious take on Timberwolves loss on NBA TNT

Former NBA superstar and current NBA TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal had fans in stitches with his hilarious take on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ recent loss against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Despite the Timberwolves leading most of the way, the Lakers grabbed a phenomenal 108-102 overtime win against them in a high voltage match on Tuesday in the No. 7 vs. No. 8 Play-In matchup, allowing them to earn the No. 7 seed in the West Conference.

The Lakers LeBron James led the team with 30 points and 10 rebounds, and Anthony Davis made 24 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

Timberwolves’ offense was so impressive at the start of the match, albeit after scorching the nets for three quarters, they couldn’t score for a six-minute stretch in the fourth quarter and now they will get one more chance of ensuring the playoffs on Friday where they will face the winner of New Orleans vs Oklahoma City.

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Shaquille O’Neal slipped a new word while analyzing the Lakers vs Timberwolves match

During a recent post-game analysis on NBA TNT, Shaquille O’Neal, known for his witty and comedic commentary, inadvertently coined a new word “Dismantalization” when he was asked by the show’s other host Ernie Johnson about the Lakers’ excellent comeback.

The Hall of Famer stated the Lakers fought hard, however, it was the “Dismantalization” of T-Wolves that led them to lose against the Lakers. The unexpected and made-up word caught the attention of his fellow commentators as it was not found in any standard dictionaries.

Charles Barkley jokingly said “Dismantalization” is not a word, rather “Dismantle” is a word. Later, the 15-time All-Star stated “Dismantalization” is a word as he used it and continued his analysis saying the Minnesota had opportunities to win the game, however, they became very stagnant at the end and seemingly no player was interested in getting the ball, letting the Lakers take snatch the winning match from them.

Despite the amusing mistake, Shaq‘s overall analysis of the game was on point, and he continued to provide insights with his usual charisma and basketball expertise. Shaq’s “Dismantalization” moment added a lighthearted and humorous touch to the post-game show, showcasing his unique personality and entertaining style as an analyst on NBA TNT.

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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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