NBA legend and TNT analyst Charles Barkley made a statement that has driven the Bulls to make up for their slow start.
Charles Barkley recently completed his 20 years on ‘Inside the NBA’ on TNT. Over the course of his time there, Chuck has had a lot of hot takes and statements. It should suffice to say that not all of them were on the money. He had bet on the Sixers to go all the way in the 2019-20 playoffs, and we all saw how that went.
It has been over a week since Charles Barkley went on TNT and took dig at the Chicago Bulls. They had a 0-3 record to start the season, and Charles called them ‘the worst team in the NBA’.
Charles Barkley just lit up the Bulls on TNT just now. Calling them the “worst team in the NBA and its not even close”
— Tony Gill (@thetonygill) December 30, 2020
How did the Chicago Bulls respond to Charles Barkley?
There was no official reply from the Bulls to what Chuck said on ‘Inside the NBA’, but the way they have played certainly shows they heard what he said. The Bulls, after their slow 0-3 start have seemed to find their focus and have evened up things by having a 4-4 record.
The Bulls got fired up after Charles Barkley’s harsh words 🔥 pic.twitter.com/7pn5YlfwLh
— Bulls Nation (@BullsNationCP) January 6, 2021
The Bulls are being led by Zach LaVine, who is averaging 23.8 ppg. Chuck has not really been accurate with his predictions this season. He bet $100k on the Portland Trailblazers to win the west this season, and they just suffered back-to-back losses to the Warriors and Bulls.
2 weeks ago – Charles Barkley announces $100K bet on the Blazers to win the West.
1 week ago – Charles Barkley said the Bulls are the worst team in the NBA and it isn’t close.
POR is 3-4 after B2B losses to GSW and CHI.
CHI is 4-4 after winning 4 of 5.
Never saw this coming.
— Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) January 6, 2021
The season is still young, and nothing can be said for sure this early.