The Inside crew keeps outdoing itself in the pre-game shows. Charles Barkley treated us to yet another ‘GUARANTEE’ show today.
Charles Barkley gave Sixers fans a strict sense of foreboding by picking his former team to take a 3-1 lead tonight. As we all know, Chuck’s guarantees are about the furthest thing from any real guarantees on basketball outcomes.
This prediction had Sixers fans scurrying to the interwebs, trying to desperately ‘counter-jinx’ their own team from the Chuck Guarantee. However, they will have cooled down a bit by halftime of Game 4.
The Sixers hold a sizeable double-digit lead at halftime at State Farm Arena for the second straight game. Their 62-49 lead was primarily built with Embiid on the court.
The Atlanta Hawks have been trying their level best to cover Joel with hard doubles in the post from the 2nd quarter of this game. But Embiid is so skilled that he can sometimes beat even double and triple teams by shooting over them.
Embiid drains the tough jumper 😤 pic.twitter.com/pC0u6gpnj4
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 15, 2021
Charles Barkley hits the GUARANTEE button and a drumline enters Studio J
This is exactly how the drumline got to enter Studio J in line with Chuck hitting the guarantee button. Chuck, Ernie and Kenny were debating the probability of the Hawks getting back level in Game 4.
DraftKings gave the Sixers a win probability of over 57% despite being on the away court, ahead of the game. This convinced Chuck, for once, to take the popular, trending bet and go with the favorites:
“I think my Sixers are going to grow up tonight and win the game. It’s time for them to get rid of the Hawks. YEAH RIGHT.”
“That was a guarantee remix right there!”
The crew got a live performance from Atlanta Drum Academy after Chuck hit his guarantee button 🥁 pic.twitter.com/lad73tx5lJ
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 14, 2021
The TNT backroom crew and Ernie keep outdoing themselves in the various ways they’ve centered Chuck as the show’s comic relief with the Guarantee button. This segment was 100% a GUARANTEE remix and a Chuck guarantee classic.