Charles Barkley Really Did Stop Watching Celtics-Cavs Because He Bet Money on Pens-Senators Game 7 (VIDEO)
By halftime of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavaliers had already dropped 75 points and were up 18 on the Boston Celtics. It was looking a lot like Games 1 and 2 of the series.
TNT Analyst Charles Barkley made a comment that he was leaving the game just so he could watch the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Ottawa Senators in Game 7, because it was much more entertaining.
Charles Barkley: “I’m gonna sneak back to the hotel, watch the rest of the hockey game – it’s 1-1 y’all – and I’m gonna pack up my stuff.” pic.twitter.com/xddUsCaZY1
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) May 26, 2017
Turns out, Chuck wasn’t lying.
Charles Barkley just walked into the media room and asked if we could put the hockey game on. He said he bet on Ottawa.
— Dan Wagner (@dwagsphoto) May 26, 2017