BBQ Chicken Alert! #BBQChicken trending because of Shaq

Shaq BBQ chicken alert
Shaq is pointing fingers at Robin Lopez and Charles Barkley these days. Credit: Getty Images

In last year’s NBA playoffs, TNT studio analyst Shaquille O’Neal made viewers laugh – for a few minutes, anyway – by repeating over and over again: “Birdman, birdman!” in reference to Miami’s Chris Andersen.

It appears as though Shaq has found his 2014 version of “Birdman” in the form of “BBQ Chicken Alert!”

At halftime of Wednesday night’s Blazers – Rockets tilt, Shaq repeated the phrase a good 10-12 times and one can bet that we’ll still be hearing about it on Memorial Day weekend.

O’Neal was making reference to his own reference (as all 7-foot tall egomaniacs do) from a few nights ago about Blazers center Robin Lopez being “BBQ Chicken” next to Dwight Howard.

Here’s how it all started:

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