Charles Barkley’s Leg Cramp On Live TV Is Simply Terrific (Video)
The best thing about the producers of TNT’s Inside the NBA is that they really pull the curtain back on showbiz in order to make their hosts look like buffoons. Lovable buffoons.
It’s the playoffs, which means the studio team is likely tethered to their desks for hours and hours upon end. And sitting for that long can cause cramping. Painful, hilarious cramping, as Charles Barkley demonstrates in this clip.
Take a look at the video:
Now, getting Charles Barkley on tape suffering a leg cramp is fun, but what really takes this clip from good to great is the fact that no one does anything to help him. Rather, they use it as a good opportunity to mess with him, which is why we love this show so much.
Kenny Smith, ever the jokester, convinces Barkley that the best thing to do to heal a cramp is…
(I’m not telling. You were supposed to watch the video. If you watched, you’d know. Why would you click on this link if you weren’t going to watch the video?)
So if you ever thought that hosting a studio desk was a cushy job, well, you are probably right. But with Charles Barkley and the rest of the Inside the NBA crew, it can be cushy AND funny, with a slight chance of leg cramps.
I’ll bet Shaq just massaged that thing right out.