Shaquille O’Neal broke out the “BBQ PIEROGI ALERT!” for Marcin Gortat on Tuesday night. Gortat is from Poland, so naturally Shaq went with a Polish food reference. The only problem? The Big Diesel thought it meant sausage.
Charles Barkley, being the cultured traveler he is, was quick to put Shaq in his place. The only problem? Pierogies aren’t pasta. They’re dumplings of unleveled dough.
Essentially, nobody from the “NBA on TNT” crew has any clue what pierogies are, which produced a hilarious TV segment.