Shaq Settles TCU-Georgia Bet With Ernie Johnson, Eats Frog Legs Live On-Air!
Shaq Settles TCU-UGA Bet ... Eats Frog Legs Live On-Air!!!
1/13/2023 6:08 AM PT
Shaquille O'Neal's clearly a man of his word ... 'cause after he bet he'd eat a frog if TCU lost to Georgia in the national championship -- he settled his debt live on television on Thursday night!!!
Shaq initially made the wager with his "NBA On TNT" co-host Ernie Johnson last week ... saying if UGA managed to pull out the victory over the Horned Frogs on Monday, he'd scarf down a plate of toad.
Georgia won the National Championship...— Daily NBA Fantasy (@DailyNBAFantasy) January 10, 2023 @DailyNBAFantasy
This now means Shaq has to eat a frog 😂😂pic.twitter.com/sUuDsezeGG
The Dawgs ended up smacking TCU 65-7 ... and when it came time to pay up on the bet on Thursday's show, Shaq didn't shy away.
Ernie brought out a plate of what appeared to be multiple fried frog legs, and the NBA legend stuffed his mouth with them one by one as a nation of basketball fans looked on.
The Big Fella is a man of his word 👀@SHAQ really ate frog legs to settle his bet with EJ 🐸 pic.twitter.com/jKCVYYaSyi— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 13, 2023 @NBAonTNT
Shaq took bite after bite after bite -- while Ernie gloated with a Georgia helmet strapped to his head.
"I'm a man of my word," O'Neal said as he chomped away on the dish. "I'm a man of my word, Ernie."
Shaq had some fun with the guys on the set while finishing off the legs -- sticking a piece of the meal in his teeth while adding, "I just want to let ya'll know these frog legs are good!"
Jamal Crawford gets annihilated by popcorn as a nice welcome to the NBA on TNT shenanigans.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 11, 2023 @awfulannouncing
"Got him! Welcome! Welcome to the show!"- Shaq🏀🍿😂 pic.twitter.com/apH6YGw2wC
O'Neal is known to get the last laughs more often than not -- after all, he did just dump a load of popcorn on Jamal Crawford on a show earlier this week -- so, enjoy the one-up while ya can, E.J.!