Oklahoma City and Charles Barkley are never going to walk hand-and-hand through the streets of Bricktown. The former All-Star and current TNT NBA personality has a knack to offbeat comments and put downs. It’s what makes him special and what makes millions of viewers tune in to the Network for commentary.
For the most part people love it, but you won’t find many of those folks in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. From blasting the Sooner State to pouring salt in the wounds or deflating losses, Ole Chuck seems to save his best material for Thunder Nation.
Most recently, Barkley blasted OKC as a title contender during Thursday night’s halftime show, saying the Thunder were like the “Pretty girl who’s dumb.”
After outscoring the Lakers 39-27 in the opening quarter of Thursday night’s game. The Thunder watched LA drop 40 points in the second quarter to take a 67-63 lead into the locker room, which prompted Barkley’s comments.
OKC went on to lose the game in overtime, where they were outscored 16-6, marking their fifth loss in the last six games.