Rockets CEO blasts Charles Barkley after halftime guarantee
Charles Barkley ripped the Houston Rockets at halftime of their win over Golden State on Thursday night, and went as far as to guarantee a Warriors win at halftime.
Of course, that didn’t happen, and he’s now the subject of shots from the Rockets’ CEO.
Responding to a tweet about how Barkley never gave the Rockets any respect, the TNT analyst guaranteed the team would lose despite being ahead 55-48 at the break, saying Golden State would win by at least 10 points and characterizing Houston’s effort as “fake hustle.”
Charles Barkley: "I'm guaranteeing you the Rockets are going to lose this game, and they'll lose by 10 pts. I've seen fake hustle before."
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 22, 2016
Enter team CEO Tad Brown.
@dfbarron Charles would know, his entire rockets career was fake hustle
— Tad Brown (@tadbbrown) April 22, 2016
It’s further proof of what we all knew: there is no love lost between Barkley and the Rockets. At least on this night, Houston had the last laugh. They won on a dramatic James Harden shot to prove Barkley wrong on his prognostications, even if their own bench wasn’t as enthused as you’d expect after such a big play. And as an aside, it seems that Rockets brass was in a pretty feisty mood on Thursday night.