The world of sports is populated by talking heads who get paid way too much to rattle off hot take after hot take, and while a sizeable chunk of people who talk about athletics for a living are absolutely insufferable, there are a few exceptions.
One of those exceptions comes in the form of the Inside the NBA crew, which for my money is consistently the most amusing group of commentators on television today.
While Ernie Johnson does what he can to maintain order, there’s only so much you can do to keep order when you’re dealing with the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, who are constantly engaged in various shenanigans for our viewing pleasure.
I’ve always liked Barkley but he’s really won me over in the past few years thanks to his endless ability to entertain so I was thrilled when I discovered CBS had recruited him to serve as an analyst for this year’s NCAA tournament.
Barkley made the trek to Minneapolis this weekend for the Final Four, where he had his heart broken after Auburn was eliminated by Virginia following a last-second foul.
After the loss, Chuck decided to ease the pain by attending (of all things) a Katy Perry concert, where he took the stage to address the fans in attendance and found himself on the receiving end of some vicious boos after calling out the Timberwolves for being bad at basketball.
Here’s what he had to say.
“I want to thank Minneapolis, Minnesota. You guys have a great, great city. I want to thank y’all for a great weekend. I haven’t been here for a long time because the Timberwolves suck!”
I can understand why Timberwolves fans weren’t exactly thrilled, but if you don’t want to get called out for sucking, you should try not to suck.