Shaq And Steph Curry Joke About Their FTX Scandal On ‘Inside The NBA’: ‘Don’t Say Nothing’

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Regardless of whether you root for the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat, the Celtics winning Game 4 to extend the series to a fifth game is a win for all basketball fans in one very specific respect, as it means there will be another episode of Inside The NBA this season.

During their Game 4 broadcast, the beloved NBA show had Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry on to honor him for being named the league’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion.

While Shaq was congratulating Curry, however, he snuck in a joke about their high-profile FTX scandal, as the pair are two of the athletes that were heavily involved in the cryptocurrency exchange platform prior to it going belly up in glorious, Enron-esque fashion.

“You’re my favorite player,” Shaq began.

“I just want to say congratulations, my brother, and thanks for getting me in trouble. Don’ t say nothing. Be quiet,” he continued, which prompted a laugh from both Curry and Inside The NBA co-host Kenny Smith.

Based on Shaq’s implication, it would appear that Curry is the one who roped him into the failed now-infamous crypto startup. That, of course, is mere speculation.

It’s certainly interesting that Shaq feels comfortable enough to joke about the matter on national television, as recent reports indicated that the Pro Basketball Hall of Famer has been “able to avoid lawyers representing a number of investors.”

Shaq and Curry aren’t the only two high-profile celebrities to be entangled with the FTX scandal, as Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Shohei Ohtani, Naomi Osaka, David Ortiz, Trevor Lawrence, Udonis Haslem, and Larry David, were all named in a class-action lawsuit due to endorsement deals they had with FTX.

The likes of Brady and David, in addition to Curry, even appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for the company. In hindsight, David’s commercial is particularly egregious as it positions FTX as a revolutionary invention on par with the likes of the wheel, forks, toilets, coffee, Democracy, electricity, dishwashers, and space travel.

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