Hockey fans and basketball fans go together like toothpaste and orange juice. The seasons run simultaneously, and hockey fans are perpetually salty about the NBA getting the lion’s share of the national spotlight, especially seeing as the style of play in the NBA is increasingly turning away from everything the NHL stands for.
So when Charles Barkley made an appearance on NBC’s intermission show between the first and second period of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, hockey purists’ eyes rolled in the back of their heads when they were forced to listen to Barkley call Sidney Crosby the “Kawhi Leonard of the NHL.”
Barkley’s hockey opinions took a backseat to the ludicrous outfit he rocked to the TD Garden: a blue polo with a lighter blue buttoned-down shirt.
Sir Charles’ fit spawned some excellent reactions on the interweb.
Barkley is the puppeteer and has us all on a string.