Charles Barkley got on Paul George’s back for lamentable performances in games 2 and 3 of the Clippers’ first round series. He ribbed ‘Playoff P’ for his disappearing acts.
Paul George finished with 4-of-17 shooting numbers from the field in the Clippers’ Game 2 loss. He scored only 14 points in that game. Playoff P’s game 3 was even worse as he could muster only a 3-of-16 shooting night to finish with 11 points. George did add 7 assists and 9 rebounds on the night.
George’s combined shooting numbers from 3-point territory are 3-of-18 from both the games. The Clippers won Game 3 on the strength of good supporting performances from 6 players other than Kawhi. Leonard shot well on his way to a 36 point, 9 rebound, 8 assist outing, going 13-of-24 from the field.
Chuck calls out Playoff P, says he never called himself ‘Championship Chuck’
Inside the NBA is a laugh riot on most days. The OG quartet of Chuck, Shaq, Kenny and Ernie are easily the most entertaining sports analysts on TV. They never let go of an opportunity to make light of any situation. Shaquille O’Neal’s ‘Shaqtin a Fool’ series is a segment of the show designed entirely to replay lowlights and make fun of the player at fault.
During TNT’s halftime show covering Game 3 of the Lakers vs Clippers series, Chuck pointed to George’s dismal shooting numbers over the past 6 quarters.
He hilariously went onto say that he doesn’t call himself ‘Championship Chuck’, as he hasn’t won even one NBA ring.
“They don’t call me Championship Chuck.”
This is classic Chuck 😂
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 22, 2020
Charles Barkley, or Chuck, as he’s affectionately known, is no less than Shaq when it comes to these moments. Chuck does not even need a segment to be his comedic self. He’s straight up savage when he wants to be, and he found an ideal bait to let out his frustrations about today.