I’m not sure why this needs to be an article in the PD (or at least on their site), but there ya go:
Charles Barkley, what did we ever do to you?
The NBA great and basketball analyst for TNT, who seems to have made it a habit of bashing Cleveland at every opportunity, was at it again last night following Game 7 between the Magic and Celtics.
Like he did back in March, Sir Charles once again referred to our city as “Mistake by the Lake” (Original, Charles!) and picked the Magic to beat the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Close watchers of TNT may recall Barkley picking the Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship earlier in the playoffs.
Uh, say what, Charles?
So, what’s your take on Charles Barkley, his Cleveland bashing and flip-flopping? We want to hear from you! Tell us why you’re ticked off at Chuck in the comments section below.
Do we really need this? Should a newspaper really be stirring things up between a national commentator and a (disgruntled, out of work) fan base? Meh. I mean, I’d rather have actual basketball information or at least more stats on Delonte’s hair.
I dunno, this just seems stupid and unnecessary to me. Plus, for some reason I guess I’m one of the only Cleveland fans who actually likes Sir Charles. I find the guy hilarious and I’m glad that the Eastern Conference Finals are on TNT simply due to their studio team. Plus, the more we goad the guy, the more he’ll rip on the city.
I’m not sure why we care, every Clevelander I know loves this thing (I know, I’m late), so why get worked up over the Round Mound of Rebound?