Shaquille O'Neal hasn't mastered the art of avoiding cuss words while still on live television.

Shaq accidentally dropped an "s-bomb" during TNT's broadcast of "Inside the NBA" on Thursday night.  Kenny "The Jet" Smith jumped in with a quick, "OH!"  The comment basically meant, "Yo, Shaq, we're still on the air, dummy.  Save that for the commercial break.  Nothing to see here, audience."

It was a slip that should've been avoided.  I wouldn't make a big deal out of this though.  Ron Jaworski dropped an "s-bomb" during Monday Night Football this season.  He didn't lose his gig.  The people that call for Shaq and Jaworski to be fired are wackos.  That's way too stiff of a punishment.  Keep things within reason.

On a side note, I personally love Kenny's quick comment.  I will be playing it regularly on "The Noe Show" if an off-color comment is made.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.