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Shaquille O’Neal honors guess, eats frog legs after TCU’s blowout loss: ‘I’m a person of my phrase’

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 sport on Monday and in the event that they misplaced to Johnson’s alma mater – he would eat a frog. 

Jalen Carter, #88 of the Georgia Bulldogs, celebrates with a newspaper reading "Perfect!" after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at SoFi Stadium on Jan. 9, 2023 in Inglewood, California. Georgia defeated TCU 65-7.

Jalen Carter, #88 of the Georgia Bulldogs, celebrates with a newspaper studying “Perfect!” after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs within the College Football Playoff National Championship sport at SoFi Stadium on Jan. 9, 2023 in Inglewood, California. Georgia defeated TCU 65-7.
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“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 guess? If Georgia beats TCU, I’ll eat some frogs. I’ll eat a horned frog.”

The two shook fingers and Thursday night time, 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.” 

O’Neal jumped proper into it as Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith watched on.

“Oh my God,” Smith stated, “now y’all perceive why I’m vegetarian.” 

“I’m a person of my phrase,” O’Neal added. “These are the perfect frog legs I’ve had, ever.” 

NBA TV Analyst, Shaquille O'Neal smiles on set before Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors on June 2, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco.

NBA TV Analyst, Shaquille O’Neal smiles on set earlier than Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors on June 2, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco.
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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 last faculty sport.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett, #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs, holds up the championship trophy after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 65-7 to win the CFP National Championship Football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett, #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs, holds up the championship trophy after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 65-7 to win the CFP National Championship Football sport at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.
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“That was particular,” Bennett stated after the sport. “I’ll do not forget that for the remainder of my life.”

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