Denzel Washington gave viewers a quick reprisal of one his most iconic roles on Monday, April 16.
The Oscar-winning actor sat down with Shaq, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley for an interview on Inside the NBA. As the conversation was coming to a close, Shaq requested the actor leave the crew with some words from his “Training Day” role Alonzo.
“Before you leave can you hit us off with that ‘King Kong’ line?” Shaq asked as the set burst into laughter. Washington happily obliged the Hall of Famer answering, “I’m putting cases on all you.”
While Denzel was ready to drop the full lines from his speech that comes near the end of the 2001 movie, he stops only due to FCC restraints. “You think you can do this to me, Shaq, you think you can do this to me?” added Washington.
For those out the loop, Training Day was a film that starred Washington and Ethan Hawk. The two played LAPD narcotics officers with Washington’s Detective Alonzo Harris evaluating the performance of Hawk’s officer Jake Hoyt. The film follows the two for a wild 24 hours, where we learn that Alonzo is a crooked cop who has ties to different crime organizations. Washington’s depiction of the role earned the actor an Oscar for Best Actor in 2002.