Back in 2012, right after Game 3 of the NBA Finals between Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder, Charles Barkley had an awkward and uncomfortable conversation with “Wonder Woman” actress Lynda Carter on the sets of “Inside the NBA”.
In today’s day and age, watching pregame and postgame shows are just as exciting as the actual game itself. Hearing what top analysts and former legends of the game have to say is something that fans like to watch. However, there is one particular show which is amongst the most popular because of its amusing, jovial and unscripted analysis of the league – “Inside the NBA”.
The “Inside the NBA” crew starring NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith along with sportscaster Ernie Johnson, the postgame show for “NBA on TNT” is one of the widely admired studio shows in sports media for over three decades now.
Ever since Shaq and Charles joined the sets, things have become really chaotically beneficial for NBAonTNT. Quite often, we have witnessed the crew having fun on national TV either cast making fun of Sir Charles for not having a ring or Chuck roasting Shaq or the guys enjoying a game of dodgeball.
This one time, Sir Charles and Shaq were on the sets of “NBA TV” back in the 2012 NBA Finals, when the former Philly legend had a rather uncomfortable encounter with ‘Wonder Woman’ actress Lynda Carter.
During the post-game show of Game 3 of the 2012 NBA Finals, Charles Barkley had an awkward encounter with Lynda Carter
Back in 2012, during the Miami Heat-Oklahoma City Thunder finals series, Barkley and O’Neal were at work in the NBA Finals, appearing on “NBA TV”. After Miami’s 91-85 Game 3 win, famous actress Lynda Carter stopped by the sets and Charles couldn’t have been happier.
Seeing the ‘Wonder Woman’ actress Barkley had a few uncomfortable words which made things pretty awkward for both of them. Sir Charles said:
“I’m in heaven right now… I’m gonna go out on a limb, this is probably the closest I’m gonna get to heaven. We spent time together, but you didn’t even know it though.”
He even asked Lynda what she thought of the game, but immediately asked her to talk into his headset and “get as close as she wanted to”. As soon as Carter spoke about the game and her relation with Pat Riley, Barkley immediately ignored everything she said and told the then-61-year-old:
“How old are you? Like 35? You look great.”
Before things became even more awkward, Barkley bid her goodbye bye calling it “an honour and a pleasure” to have her on the sets.
Clearly, this was one uncomfortable meeting that luckily didn’t last very long.