It's every NBA big man's worst nightmare — a defensive switch that has him momentarily trying to defend back-to-back league MVP Stephen Curry.
Yeah... good luck with that.
Well, fresh off his Golden State Warriors' elimination of the Portland Trail Blazers during the wee hours of Thursday morning, Steph was asked about just that by Charles Barkley on TNT's Inside the NBA.
"When they switch and put a big guy on you, you actually in your mind — and you could tell the truth — [do] you kind of start laughing inside a little when they switch and put a big guy on you? Is that being honest?
Curry's answer: "I mean... I feel like I have an advantage. Shaq, what do you say, 'BBQ chicken?'"
Hilarious! Anybody who watches Inside the NBA knows that "BBQ chicken" is the phrase that Shaq uses to describe any dynamic play — whether it be a point guard like Steph crossing over a defender or a player ferociously dunking on another.
Watch how Steph evoked Shaq's catchphrase to the Diesel's delight, beginning at the 8:10 mark of this clip.
With handles for days, Steph can be a living nightmare to guard off the dribble, especially for a bigger, slower defender.
BBQ chicken, baby!
We'll see if the two-time MVP can make BBQ chicken out of Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder during the Western Conference Finals, beginning Monday night in Oakland.
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