This is why gambling should be illegal.
Can’t you just feel Kenny Smith seething with anger as he realizes his Russell Westbrook bit is getting buried by Shaq eating a papier-mâché Charles Barkley? He just knows that the next morning no one is going to care at all that he realized Russell Westbrook’s shirt looks like a kaleidoscope. Even after he gets the joke off, Shaq just ignores it to go back to the piñata. Bad timing, man.
But hey, if you want some good Kenny Smith action, check out this ancient “Inside the NBA” clip of Ernie and Kenny talking about the Shaq-Barkley fight, who were still in the league at that point. It’s amazing to see how much things have changed. You decide if it’s for the better or not.
If the Oklahoma City Thunder figure out a way to advance to the NBA Finals, I think we can all agree the best part will be the continued humiliation of Charles Barkley by the entirety of the state’s capitol. In fact, if one decided they wanted to root for the Thunder for that reason alone, one might be making a wise decision.
(via I Am a GM)
Have a great time in OKC, Charles. Just make sure you don’t mention that the Thunder are headed back to Seattle.
(via Daily Thunder)
“The only way [Kevin Durant] gets better than LeBron James is if he kills LeBron James.” — Charles Barkley, using the Highlander Principle
Ironically enough, “Hardcore Pawn” was going to be the name of Doug and Jackie Christie’s porno until this show came out. But no matter what they call it, they should have Charles Barkley do the promos for it, because this is perfect.
As we said more than a month ago, this year’s Rising Stars challenge will feature a draft from a pool of rookies and sophomores. And just like I predicted, Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley are the GMs who will be picking the two teams. The pool of draft eligible players was released today, which means we finally have a chance to break down the most likely scenarios for the upcoming draft.
We’ll assume Barkley gets the first pick because he’s been on “Inside the NBA” longer and that the draft will proceed in a serpentine fashion.