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Shaq Ruins Charles Barkley’s Birthday With Epic ‘Fat Panther’ Tweet

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Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley are one of the most entertaining duos on television today and the way Shaq wished Chuck a happy birthday is all the proof you need.

Barkley turned 55 on Tuesday and Shaq capitalized on the opportunity riffing off of the recent “Black Panther” sensation to poke fun at his fellow “NBA on TNT” in honor birthday. The former Los Angeles Lakers great posted a photoshopped version of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Black Panther” cover of actor Chadwick Boseman to feature Barkley as the “Fat Panther” instead.

“Happy birthday to the great Charles Barkley,” Shaq wrote in the tweet.

Aside from the mediocre photoshop job, it was nothing short of an epic birthday card.

Unfortunately the NBA is still on the mid-season All-star break until Thursday so Barkley didn’t get a chance to defend himself on-air. But chances are he’ll go right back at the big fella at the first opportunity he gets.

h/t For The Win