Shaqtin A Fool Episode Five, Volume 5 (2015-16)


It’s that time of the week again. Weekend sports warriors and basketball fans around the globe get to laugh at professional NBA ballers who are better than us but still make fools of themselves occasionally. In this latest Shaqtin a Fool episode Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, and special guest WNBA All-Star and living legend, Lisa Leslie break down the ten best fails from this week in the NBA. The Big Aristotle was on a break. Consequently, Kenny “the Jet” Smith took over hosting duties for a segment he called, “Kenny-ing Around.”

Waiters Returns to Shaqtin a Fool

This week, it was a jumbo-sized version of Shaqtin. Some of the segment’s past award winners and fan favorites made a return to this week’s episode. We are talking to you Dion Waiters of the Oklahoma State Thunder. Step your shoe game up, please. Lastly, If anyone can tell me what the hell James Harden was attempting to accomplish doing on defense, you will win a prize. Maybe Harden’s afraid that if he plays defense, someone on the court would touch his beard.

Dion Waiters is in a class of his own. One part immense scoring talent, the other part, as Shaq would say, he’s Tragic Bronson. When a basketball is in his hands, he’s a danger to his opponents and his own teammates. Not to be outdone by the Waiters and Huertas of the league, King LeBron James also made the list. The power has gone to his head. We’ve never seen a player sub himself out a game.

Oklahoma City’s Dion Waiters (23) reacts after hitting a 3-point shot in the final minute during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

More Fails, More Laughs

Perhaps Shaq should take more weeks off because this Shaqtin a Fool episode was hysterical. We’ve been laughing our ass off all night. Thanks to Va11e on YouTube for posting episode five of this season’s Shaqtin A Fool. The voting for this week’s top Shaqtin play is still open. Head over to and cast your vote for the worst NBA fails of the week.