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Barkley Shocks NBA Fans by Stating That Hockey Playoffs Are the Best Thing in Sports (Video)
We never knew the Chuckster was a hockey fan, but leave it to the contrarian studio host to pick the sport over an NBA field that’s regarded by many as containing better players than maybe any other time in history.
Calling into the NHL Network, Barkley made his statement:
“The NHL playoffs are the best thing in sports!”
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) May 11, 2017
When asked to support his answer, Barkley did so easily:
“Because anything can happen. Not just this year in the NBA, where we know the Warriors and Cavaliers are gonna play for the Finals, but most of the time, you know until you get deep in the [NBA] playoffs, the games are not gonna be that competitive. But it’s not that way in hockey.”
Well, he’s not wrong, folks. The NBA playoffs have been very lopsided thus far.