Shaquille O’Neal is a person of his phrase.
During final Friday’s broadcast of “Inside the NBA,” Shaq made a guess with Ernie Johnson Jr., a University of Georgia alum, that TCU would beat them within the nationwide championship recreation on Monday and in the event that they misplaced to Johnson’s alma mater – he would eat a frog.
“When Georgia beats TCU 45-17,” Johnson stated throughout the broadcast earlier than the Hall of Famer jumped in.
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“Ernie, can I make you a bet? If Georgia beats TCU, I’ll eat some frogs. I’ll eat a horned frog.”
The two shook arms and Thursday evening, O’Neal made good on his phrase.
“Ernie Johnson. Class of 1978, University of Georgia. National champions, back-to-back and for Shaquille O’Neal, frog legs.”
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O’Neal jumped proper into it as Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith watched on.
“Oh my God,” Smith stated, “now y’all understand why I’m vegetarian.”
“I’m a man of my word,” O’Neal added. “These are the best frog legs I’ve had, ever.”
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Georgia claimed back-to-back nationwide champions after routing TCU, 65-7.
Quarterback Stetson Bennett threw two landing passes and ran for 2 extra scores earlier than getting a curtain name late within the fourth quarter in what was his closing faculty recreation.
“That was special,” Bennett stated after the sport. “I’ll remember that for the rest of my life.”