Sport Watch: Do Not Bring Snakes Around Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley Makes His “Guarantee” For Lakers-Suns Game
During NBA on TNT’s “Game Break” between tonight’s playoff double header, hosts Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley all gave their predictions for tonight’s Game-2 matchup between the No. 2 seed Phoenix Suns and the No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers. Their pregame predictions started off with a split decision — Shaq going with […] The post Charles Barkley Makes His “Guarantee” For Lakers-Suns Game appeared first on The Spun.
The NBA on TNT crew has shown that they aren’t afraid to tackle any topic under the sun when they’re on the air. But on Wednesday night,revealed that he might be afraid of something else.
Prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference series between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets, Barkley joined the usual cast of Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal for a game preview. However, it wasn’t just any ordinary night on set.
The show welcomed special guests from the circus on Wednesday’s edition. During the middle of a live shot, a woman walked out holding a large snake and offered to bring it close to the cast.
Adam Silver: NBA has ‘zero tolerance’ for incidents of fan misconduct
The Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks and Utah Jazz swiftly reacted to the unacceptable fan behavior by indefinitely banning the perpetrators from their arenas. In an interview with Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington published Friday, Silver strongly condemned the kind of fan impropriety seen this week and pledged the league’s full commitment to maintaining player safety.“Zero tolerance,” Silver said. “No one is going to get away with an act like that. You’re going to be caught. You’re going to be banned from an arena.
As for Barkley? He moved as fast as he could in the opposite direction of the snake.
Take a look:
Chuck wanted no part of the snake ????
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ)
NBA fans watching the pregame show got a kick out of the interaction on Wednesday night. Barkley pretty clearly showed that he wants nothing to do with snake now or in the future.
Lmaooo they brought snakes on the set and Charles Barkley ran a 4.3 40 out of the chair ????????????.
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44)
Inside the NBA:
– Charles Barkley Guarantee's Denver +6
– Circus comes out
– Charles is afraid of snakes
— Alex. ???? (@Dubs4O8)
Honestly, we can’t blame Chuck for moving as fast as he could away from the snake. Any sane person probably would’ve had the same reaction.
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Although snakes might not be involved in future tapings of NBA on TNT, fans will hopefully get a chance to see the cast continue to push the boundaries of what a sports pregame show can be. Over the years, the group has racked up multiple Emmy’s and will continue to do so with their undeniable chemistry.
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Charles Barkley says Phil Mickelson can be that 'annoying friend' .
Phil Mickelson wanted Barkley to drive two hours last Thanksgiving for a practice round ahead of The Match III.Phil Mickelson is a great friend of mine. I've known him a long time, him and Amy. They're awesome. But Phil is that annoying friend," Barkley said during the American Century Championship's media day. "When you ask him a question, instead of answering your question ‑‑ like, if you said, hey, what's the weather like, he says, you want the humidity, the barometric pressure, the high and low for the day. No, man, I just want the damn weather. Tell me what the temperature is right now.