Kenny Smith does great impression of Charles Barkley’s golf swing

Kenny Smith Charles Barkley golf swingKenny Smith has taken more than his share of ribbing from the TNT “Inside the NBA” crew this season, so he decided to get some revenge.

Following the Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat game on Thursday, “Inside the NBA” played a video clip of The Jet doing the Charles Barkley golf swing. His impression of Chuck’s hideous swing was fantastic, but the best part was when someone called it the “stanky leg.”

After the way the guys have ragged on Smith’s knee-knocking running style, it was about time he had some fun.

Below is a montage of Barkley’s terrible golf swing:

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Kenny Smith wouldn’t be surprised if Thunder lost in first round of playoffs

Many people are picking the Oklahoma City Thunder to reach the NBA Finals — and possibly win the NBA title — but TNT/CBS analyst Kenny Smith is not sold on them. Smith sees some weaknesses with the Thunder and would not be surprised if they lost early in the postseason. LBS spoke with The Jet who was touring on behalf of Coke Zero to promote their Enjoy More Madness program. Fans can gain unique codes from Coke Zero products – as well as from the Watch & Score Instant Win Game – entering these codes through their My Coke Rewards account at Enjoy More Madness. We talked about how Kentucky would do against an NBA team, about some of the issues facing the Orlando Magic, and how he would handle Andrew Bynum. He had some really good opinions, so you should definitely read the whole thing, especially his thoughts on the Magic partying in New York City.

So why is Smith worried about the Thunder?

“The West is wide open. If Oklahoma City won it or lost in the first round, I might not be surprised,” Smith told LBS. “I just think their youth … they’re talented but they’re still inexperienced in certain areas. Because of their inexperience, it wouldn’t surprise me if they lost to a lower seed.”

When reminded that the Thunder made it to the Western Conference Finals last season, Smith said he still has some concerns.

“I was a little surprised the way they handled the adversity last year with the whole Russell Westbrook stuff. If they can get over that, then they’re the team to beat in the West,” Smith believes, “but the way they handled that wasn’t beneficial. That’s going to show its head again. There is going to be a game where he takes a lot of shots and people say ‘he shot too much,’ and I don’t think they handled that well.”

Whoever comes out of the Western Conference will likely face the Heat, Smith thinks.

“I still like Miami. Even though Chicago is probably the best team collectively, I think the individual talents of Miami are still too great, and they still play as a team.”

We talked about whether Kentucky could beat an NBA team the way so many informed people, including his colleague Charles Barkley, believe. He tried to put that talk to rest.

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Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith’s Moms Appear on TNT Pregame for Mother’s Day

If you ever wondered where Kenny Smith got his looks from, you don’t have to go any further than his mother. TNT played video messages from the moms of analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith on Mother’s Day, and the buzz was all about how identical Kenny looks to his mom. Check out the pictures of their mothers:

Barkley was asked what he was going to get his mom for Mother’s Day, and he had a classic line. “You mean other than that house and those 5 cars you’ve gotten?” he said rhetorically. Chuck comes up with some of the best lines ever, so that shouldn’t surprise us.

As for Kenny Smith, I don’t think I’ve seen a mother look more like his basketball-playing son since Ray Allen’s mom.

Who Wore the Red Jacket and Bowtie Better? Aaron Brooks or Kenny Smith?

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks sported the valet look following Sunday’s game against the Lakers. Brooks claims he was tricked into wearing it by one of his teammates who said that it was the mandatory attire for the day. Brooks on his own decided to go all-out by adding the bowtie. Then he went out and had a career-high 34 points against the Lakers and had to meet the national media wearing that ridiculous outfit. A few nights later, it was Kenny Smith on TNT’s Inside the NBA sporting the look. I’d have to give the nod to Brooks since his bowtie was a matching shade of red. “A” for effort to Kenny though.

Thanks to The Sports Hernia for the Brooks photo.