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Friday, August 23, 2019

Charles Barkley hilariously defends Markelle Fultz against internet trolls

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is picking up right where he left off this season with his fantastic TNT commentary, and his latest rant was one in defense of Markelle Fultz.

Former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is still trying to find confidence in his jump shot, and he finally hit the first 3-pointer of his career during Thursday night’s win over the Chicago Bulls. After the game, Barkley called out people who have mocked Fultz for whatever psychological issues he’s dealing with, and he did it the only way Chuck knows how.

“The kid is struggling mentally with his shot. We’re all pulling for him,” Barkley said. “We’re excited to see him do well. You’re just sitting at home in your grandma’s basement with your drawers on, typing on your damn keyboard, shut the hell up. We’re pulling for Markelle Fultz.”

Welcome back, Chuck.

Fultz is clearly still working through some issues, as he converted just 5-of-15 shots on Thursday and 2-of-7 in Philly’s season opener against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Even 76ers fans were putting pressure on him to shoot the ball during Thursday night’s game, and they went ballistic when he finally drained one from long range in the fourth quarter. It would be a huge bonus for the Sixers if Fultz continued to improve.

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