- The Washington Times - Friday, December 26, 2014

Shaquille O’Neal spent a part of Christmas Day dishing out punishment — on a Christmas tree.

While horsing around during a broadcast of “The NBA on TNT,” analyst Kenny Smith shoved the NBA great, who then tumbled headfirst into a Christmas tree.

“It’s an accident! It was an accident!” said Kenny Smith as host Ernie Johnson and analyst Charles Barkley burst into laughter.

“All right, Kenny. OK. This means war,” replied Mr. O’Neal through his laughter.

christmas-tree-on-tnt-halftime-show” target=”_blank”>Video of the incident has trended on Facebook since its airing.

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