Charles Barkley made a wardrobe change on Thursday that resulted in him putting on a funny T-shirt featuring the likeness of Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone.
When the “NBA on TNT” broadcast started, Barkley had on a shirt, tie, and jacket as he usually does. During the halftime show of the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, Barkley had put on a T-shirt over his outfit. The shirt contained the words “Coach Malone.” Above them was a picture of the Nuggets head coach with his hair in a bun on top of his head, making him look like musician Post Malone.
— Scott David (@SCOBOY1) April 19, 2019
This wasn’t the only story involving Barkley and a T-shirt on Thursday. A member of the Nuggets arrived to the arena prior to the team’s game against the San Antonio Spurs wearing a shirt with Barkley’s face on it. This seemed to be Chuck’s T-shirt response.
Now we’ll have to see what happens next in the T-shirt showdown.
Jamal Murray showed up to the AT&T Center in San Antonio for Game 3 of the Denver Nuggets’ first round playoff series against the Spurs wearing a Charles Barkley T-shirt, and there is a very good reason for that.
After the Nuggets’ Game 2 win over the Spurs, Murray wore a T-shirt that featured his face on it. The shirt, made by Homage, displays a mock NBA Jam screen that shows Murray and Nikola Jokic as teammates in the video game.
Barkley saw the shirt and commented on it during TNT’s postgame show, saying that was poor form by Murray because you can’t wear a shirt with your face on it.
So how did Murray respond? Never one to shy from a confrontation, he wore a T-shirt with Barkley’s face on it.
Chuck said Jamal Murray "can't wear his own picture" so today he showed up wearing HIS picture pic.twitter.com/hEePU3NrJj
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) April 18, 2019
You have to appreciate Murray’s sense of humor and quick-thinking in wearing that shirt.
LeBron James as a TNT playoff analyst? It could happen.
After Charles Barkley made a public plea for James to join the rest of the “Inside the NBA” crew for the playoffs, James issued a response on Twitter, and he sounds quite open to it.
Sir Charles, I actually do have a ton going on but I may take you up on your offer. We shall see. #KingInStudio
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 15, 2019
James is a busy man, and if he wants to do it, TNT would have to work something out with his people. They’d probably do it, though, since James doing any type of TV work for the playoffs would be a huge draw for the network and would attract a lot of hype. This probably bears watching.
Charles Barkley made his plea on Sunday night for LeBron James to join the TNT crew as a studio analyst during the playoffs, and he did so in a way that only he can.
Appealing to James after the Houston Rockets’ Game 1 win over the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday night, Barkley said James should join them because he doesn’t have anything to do with the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated from the postseason.
— 69 (@ftbeard_17) April 15, 2019
Of course Barkley joked about LeBron needing to hire a coach and GM for the Lakers, which was a reference to James’ power within the organization.
Surprisingly, Rob Pelinka is running the team’s coaching search, which means James should have even more free time. He’ll probably be spending it working on his movie career. He should drop into TNT for a show or two and give the fans a thrill.
Charles Barkley vs the women of San Antonio remains one of the best rivalries in the NBA.
Barkley zinged San Antonio women yet again with a line he threw out during halftime of Game 1 of the Western Conference first round playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz on Sunday night. The TNT crew was watching the halftime show, which included some incredible acrobatics, leading to Barkley’s line.
Charles Barkley is amazingpic.twitter.com/Bkr6uhJrF7
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 15, 2019
Barkley has been taking shots at San Antonio women for years. In 2014, he had some obesity and fat groups upset with him. How do you think the Chuckster responded? Of course he said he was not going to apologize.
- Charles Barkley
Auburn fans will not soon get over the controversial foul call at the end of their Final Four game against Virginia on Saturday, but one person not blaming the referees is Charles Barkley.
Barkley, who is the program’s most famous alum, said on CBS’ postgame show that he agreed with the foul call.
“I want to say this: it might have been a good call. You can’t put yourself in that situation. I think it was a foul. It’s just a tough loss. It hurts, that hurt,” Barkley said.
With around 1.5 seconds left, Auburn’s Samir Doughty bumped into Kyle Guy as the Virginia guard attempted a 3-point shot that fell short. Doughty was called for a foul, which put Guy at the free throw line. He made all three shots and Virginia won.
Though some will question a referee making such an important call in such a critical situation, it’s hard to disagree about that not being a foul. Doughty made clear, indisputable contact that seemed to affect the shot.
Former Auburn star Charles Barkley was invited into the team’s locker room ahead of their Final Four game against Virginia to impart some wisdom on the team.
This is Auburn’s first Final Four in program history, a goal they failed to achieve during Barkley’s time playing there. He notes it during his speech, reminding everyone that he has never won a championship, and this year’s group has the opportunity to do what he couldn’t.
“My number’s retired at Auburn, my number’s retired in Philadelphia, my number’s retired with the Phoenix Suns. But I never won a championship. I have to live with that forever. You guys gotta chance to do that.”
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) April 6, 2019
Barkley’s lack of titles, which he’s been trolled over, is no secret. It’s interesting that he draws upon it here, but it makes his message more poignant and meaningful.