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Shaq Loses Bet With Ernie Johnson And Now Has To Eat WHAT?

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By Melanie VanDerveer on January 10, 2023 at 10:15 AM EST

Open mouth, insert horned frog. This will be Shaquille O'Neal's reality if he decides to keep his end of the bet that he lost with Ernie Johnson.

Last week while O'Neal and his NBA on TNT co-stars Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley were running through their usual pre-highlight info, O'Neal made a pretty interesting bet. "When Georgia beats TCU, I'll eat some frogs," he said. He then added, "I'll eat a horned frog." Johnson was pretty excited about this bet saying, "I'd love to see it," and the two shook hands to seal the deal.

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Looks Like Shaq Will Be Eating Frog After Losing The Bet!

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal - Instagram

According to a photo O'Neal recently shared on his Instagram page, he's not thrilled about losing the bet and his upcoming meal of horned frog. He captioned his surprised looking snap, "the face u make when u gotta eat horned frog legs congratulations @georgiafootball."

Many of the NBA legend's social media followers had something to say about this hilarious bet. Papa John's wrote, "Frog leg pizza soon? ??," and another follower added, "Since u about 10 feet we gone need you to eat about 20 pounds of legs."

Tons of other fans just dropped a laughing emoji in the comments and others left some hilarious, mocking banter for the big guy. "Make sure they cooked all the way!?," one follower reminded him. "Nah u said the whole frog not the legs only LoL," another pointed out.

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Shaquille O'Neal Is Known For His Funny Antics

Shaquille O'Neal in the Christmas tree
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O'Neal is known for his great sense of humor and hilarious antics. Just last month, O'Neal was tossed into the Christmas tree on set and after a laugh fest from everyone, he decided he needed to do it all over again, throwing himself into the tree.

He also shares funny photos and videos on his Instagram page often. In one recent video, he messes with Barkley as they both crack up.

"Yo man, don't be standing behind me with your damn shirt off," Barkley says through his laughs as he's looking in a mirror when O'Neal walks behind him shirtless. "Come on man, don't want no big ole dude standing behind me."

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More hilarious magic could be found in the comment section of the video. "That’s what happens when you say Shaq 3 times in the mirror," one follower wrote. Another added, "Shaq feeling romantical." One follower suggested, "They need their own reality show. ?"

In another recent video shared on social media, O'Neal messes up Beyonce's dance. He simply captioned the funny video, "I’m sorry @beyonce I messed up your dance."

Many of his fans took to the comments to discuss his size and his dance skills. "The fact he is standing next to grown adults and not children ? and you can’t tell," one person wrote. Another left some motivating words adding, "You didn’t mess up that bad. You understood the assignment. ?"

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The Question Remains: Will He Eat Some Frogs?

Shaquille O'Neal

So, the question remains: will he or won't he pay up on his end of the bet? Will there be a plate of horned frog waiting for him in the near future? Now we wait.

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