NBA on TNT Chariots of Backfire: Shaq, Kenny and Barkley in a race for the ages

Pride is on the line Thursday night on the “NBA on TNT” show. Shaq, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson and Chris Webber will race in what is being termed the “Chariots of Backfire.”

There has been a lot of trash talking leading up to the event. Shaq dropped in on the NBA TV crew to prove he’s a maniac.

Not to be outdone, Kenny put his sweats on to show the big man what’s up.

Before the race, Shaq took in some pointers from Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross. Chuck sat by and laughed, conserving his energy for the race.

Kenny broke out some ankle weights to handicap the race.

This one is for all the marbles … and one tall trophy.

Judging from the amount of trash talking that has gone on before the race, whoever wins is going to have a field day.

Shaq takes a spill while training