It wasn't just a hilarious sketch ... Shaq tells TMZ Sports his famous "Big Bernard" sketch with Tracy Morgan is one of the top 5 sketches in "Saturday Night Live" history."
It's definitely one of the funniest moments in the history of the show ... Shaq played Tracy's son "Bernard during the 1998 sketch ... which featured a father trying to discipline his enormous 7-foot son.
But the question is ... where does it rank among the all time greats?
-- The Chippendales dance-off?
-- The "More Cowbell" sketch?
-- Wayne's World?
-- D**k in a Box?
-- Matt Foley?
-- James Brown in the hot tub?!?!
Watch the clip. You decide.