One thing you know is a constant about the Inside the NBA broadcasts is Charles Barkley having a blast. The Basketball Hall of Famer is never afraid to speak his mind. He seemingly jumps into every conversation headfirst, even with fans.
This mindset had hilarious results when Barkley interviewed Draymond Green during warmups for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
With the Warriors (-6.5 favorites coming into the night) seeking a commanding 2-0 lead over the Mavericks in the series, Barkley decided to learn more about Green’s warmup approach. Except he wanted to have a little fun with the Warriors star, so he took a small shot at Green’s offensive game.
That ignited a fantastic exchange between the two:
Amazing. Look at how Green shrugs Barkley off and transitions into his own shot about Warriors fans having “more rings” than the analyst, which Barkley also takes in stride. Great stuff, guys. It’s definitely all in good fun.
As an added bonus, Green eventually backed up his “shoot when I have to win championships” comment to Barkley. A big-time fourth-quarter three helped the Warriors eventually win 126-117:
What amazing theater all around.
NBA fans absolutely loved Barkley and Green making dynamite TV while showing thick skin:
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Barkley’s fun interview of Green
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