Charles Barkley took a shot at Jayson Tatum before the Boston Celtics’ Game 4 matchup against the Heat. The C’s currently find themselves down in the series three games to none.
With a sweep potentially on the horizon, Chuck decided it the perfect time to jab the Boston star and his pregame attire.
While walking to the locker room before a crucial Game 4, Tatum was seen rocking a black and yellow get up. While it was nothing too out of the ordinary, his t-shirt did sport an interesting logo.
The lettering on the fit resembled that of a popular vacation destination, leading Barkley to quip that the guard was getting ready for elimination.
“DOES THAT SAY BAHAMAS?!”
Chuck’s reaction to Tatum’s pregame fit 🤣 pic.twitter.com/B11FPNuBYI
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 23, 2023
“Does that say Bahamas?” Barkley asked before his co-hosts reeled him back in.
Fans online were quick to react.
One person said, “I’m crying,” while another wrote, “Tatum’s got his tickets booked.”
“They haven’t even lost this game yet and he’s already ready to go on vacation,” this tweet read.
While Tatum isn’t planning on his season ending in the Eastern Conference Finals, the task of a comeback is a tall one. No team has ever won a series after being down 3-0, and only three have ever forced a Game 7.
At the time of this writing, the Celtics are trailing 56-50 at the halftime break. We’ll see if Tatum and the C’s can turn things around or if Charles Barkley’s elimination joke comes to fruition.