Shaquille O'Neal on Inside the NBA: Definitely Not the "Big Calculator"

Zac Watne@thoughtcomicsCorrespondent IIJanuary 14, 2012

I bet that isn't a calculus book
I bet that isn't a calculus bookSlaven Vlasic/Getty Images

I may be a little late to the party on this, but it looks like Shaquille O'Neal could use a refresher in basic percentage calculations, division, or both.

Shaq shows off his math skills at 1:09

Now, of course, this kind of mistake could happen to anyone, but I am betting that with Barkley and Shaq on the same show, this kind of gaffe will be more frequent than other pre/post game coverage out there.

The Barkley-Shaq-Smith combo should be entertaining for fans, not terribly insightful, but fun to watch. 

I think the saddest part is that Shaq has a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University, an online MBA from the University of Phoenix, and he is apparently working on an Ed.D in Human Resource Management through Barry University (Miami, FL).

I know that to get into many MBA programs you need to take a standardized test, a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). I have not checked with U. of Phoenix to see if this test is needed for admissions, though I would be surprised if this was not a requirement.

I really, REALLY want to know what Shaq’s GMAT score is. 

This is definitely not a good reflection of our education system...or maybe it is? Sigh...

In any case, here is a word problem for the Shaq to work on to sharpen his skills:

If Charles leaves Philadelphia going 75 mph, and Kenny Smith leaves Houston going 55 mph, where will they meet? 

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