Anyone who’s watched NBA on TNT knows that Charles Barkley can be pretty absent-minded at times. We saw another instance of that today.
The Milwaukee Bucks overcame the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena with a wire-to-wire win in Game 6 to seal their first NBA Finals appearance in 47 years. In doing so, they’ve also become the first franchise in league history to win both Conferences.
We saw yet another all-round performance from Milwaukee tonight. They’ve rallied exceptionally well in the injury-enforced absence of Giannis to win 2 games on the bounce.
Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday have done a ton of the heavy lifting. But the Bucks also got some exceptional performances from Bobby Portis and Brook Lopez in their frontcourt.
The Atlanta Hawks should take pride in what they’ve achieved in this postseason. They went into the playoffs without homecourt advantage, but demonstrated their mettle with 6 road wins in the run.
Charles Barkley berates Atlanta fans for being quiet during the halftime break for Game 6
Hawks fans were a bit subdued just before the start of the second half tonight – understandably, of course. The camera crew at State Farm Arena panned to a shot of some fans checking their phones out at the interval.
The Inside crew were making some observations ahead of the resumption of play when Chuck butted in with a comment about the energy of the crowd: “Look at this crowd man. They’re not into the game.”
Ernie, as the voice of reason, had to rectify Barkley by reminding him ‘Uh, it’s halftime.’
“Look at this crowd man. They’re not into the game.”
“Uh … it’s halftime.”
Oh, Chuck 😅 pic.twitter.com/Lq2Bi1TKO7
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 4, 2021
Now, we can’t say for sure whether Chuck was aware of the game clock at the time of his comment. But it makes complete sense when you factor in how he predicted a Bucks win tonight. It was just his way of talking trash to his opponents – but the incident is funny all the same.
The Chuckster has ended this series on a 5-game streak of successful guarantees. His eventual record for this year’s playoffs stands at 7-13. Most of his losing bets came about after he rode high on the Blazers and the Nuggets in the first 2 rounds.