Charles Barkley went with his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, to win today’s game 7. His guarantee brought out another twist on Studio J.
The Philadelphia 76ers have entered their halftime team talk down by 2 points at home. This situation is not dissimilar to what they faced in Game 6, when they were down 4 at the break. They will need to keep their wits about them just like last game to take this one home.
However, they’re facing external pressure to break the elaborate Charles Barkley GUARANTEE jinx. Our Chuckster has been even worse than usual with his guarantees this year, converting on just 3 of his last 15-odd predictions thus far.
However, he mended his ways for a bit by picking the Milwaukee Bucks to win Game 7. Giannis and co helped him break the losing streak of repeatedly messed-up calls.
Indeed, it was jarring to see the Bucks and the Sixers blow 20-point leads in the second halves of their Game 5s. Many of us attributed their losses (jokingly) to Chuck’s guarantee curse, for obvious reasons.
Charles Barkley gets his hard hats out for his Sixers GUARANTEE
It seems that the backroom crew at Studio J is going to have its hands full while trying to keep their GUARANTEE innovations working well. Charles Barkley went on to pick the Sixers to win by a blowout tonight.
Given that the Sixers had a pre-game win probability of 70%, it was reasonable for Chuck to guarantee this. There’s still ample time even with the scores at 48-46 for this eventuality to happen.
Meanwhile, Chuck, Ernie, Kenny, and Shaq had to get their hard hats out as the warning siren sounded following the guarantee button. As soon as they put their caps on, there was a barrage of little plastic balls onto the studio floor.
The Inside crew had to get the hard hats out for Chuck’s Game 7 guarantee 👷♂️😂 pic.twitter.com/Tmp9n9KmV4
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“Y’all are crazy, man” is all that Chuck could muster after yet another hilarious GUARANTEE exercise.