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“Their Spirits Were Broken”: Charles Barkley Uses Hilarious Analogy to Describe Lakers After Game 3 Loss

Sourav Bose

“Their Spirits Were Broken”: Charles Barkley Uses Hilarious Analogy to Describe Lakers After Game 3 Loss

The unidirectionality in outcomes continues in the gripping first-round series between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers. Following two consecutive defeats, the latter also lost Game 3 with a 105-112 scoreline, extending their misery. This losing streak has brought a massive wave of criticism, with Charles Barkley also joining in to add fuel to the fire.

During the latest post-game discussion, Chuck initially provided a hilarious analogy to describe the ongoing condition of the LA side. The sports analyst called out the Lakers for their lack of intensity on the floor while using his co-panelist, Kenny Smith, as a reference. Following the man’s recent race defeats to both Charles and Shaquille O’Neal, the Phoenix Suns legend couldn’t help but use him as the butt of his analysis.

Chuck mentioned, “It’s like their spirits were broken. They were just going through the motions of the first half. I haven’t seen a broken spirit like that since Kenny’s last couple races to the board”.

Barkley refused to hold himself back while outlining his thoughts on the Lakers. The 61-year-old even hilariously brought out a broom to sweep the set’s floor, indicating that he felt the Lakers would lose 0-4 to the Nuggets again in the postseason.

Amidst the mockery, Barkley’s words and actions captured the struggles of the LA organization entirely. Following a humiliating sweep in last year’s conference finals, this series is seemingly going in a similar direction. The first three games have already crushed the hopes of their fans. And Game 4 doesn’t seem like it is going to be helping too much either.

As a result, the NBA community is only waiting for the impending outcome to take place. The gulf in quality between the teams remains so drastic at this stage that even a miracle may not be enough to turn it around for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Post Edited By:Tonoy Sengupta

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Sourav Bose

Sourav Bose


Sourav, a seasoned NBA journalist at the SportsRush, discovered his profound love for basketball through the brilliance of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors. With over 600 articles in his career, he has established himself as a dedicated and prolific writer in the field. Influenced by 'The Last Dance' documentary and the anime 'Slam Dunk,' Sourav's passion for basketball is marked by insightful observations and a comprehensive understanding of the sport's history. Beyond his role as a journalist, he delves into the strategic dimensions of sports management and explores literature in his spare time, reflecting a well-rounded approach to his craft. Sourav's journey is characterized by a commitment to unraveling the intricacies of basketball and sports in general, making him a reliable source for NBA enthusiasts and a seasoned observer of the sports landscape.

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