Video: Charles Barkley butchers Kyle Kuzma’s name as ‘Karl’
Charles Barkley was on another level with his pregame commentary before Game 1 of the Los Angeles Lakers-Portland Trail Blazers playoff series on Tuesday, and we don’t necessarily mean that in a good way.
Barkley butchered two Lakers players names. He called Kyle Kuzma “Karl,” and then hilariously downplayed it.
Say Kuzma’s name again, Chuck? pic.twitter.com/UzIgMfJ3k1
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 19, 2020
As if that weren’t enough, Barkley also called Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (aka “KCP”) “CP3,” which is actually Chris Paul’s nickname.
Mixing up CP3 with KCP….Charles Barkley is drunk lol pic.twitter.com/ZJ16YVomLZ
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 19, 2020
Look, we don’t want to say that Barkley was maybe drinking something before the show, but between these name mix-ups and him saying Portland will win the series, there is a good reason to question his sanity. We jest when we say he may have been drinking, but it wouldn’t be the first time Barkley showed up for work drunk.