Charles Barkley is sick and tired of talking about the Lakers.
The NBA analyst unleashed a fiery rant on Tuesday night about the bad team constantly being on national TV and being forced to talk about them. At halftime of Tuesday’s game between LeBron James’ Lakers and the Boston Celtics, Barkley announced that he is in opposition to the TNT gang being “forced” to cover the Lakers. … calling it “a conspiracy.”
“The Lakers stink,” Chuck said. “They force us to show them all the time like they’re gonna be good. It’s a conspiracy… We have to talk about the Lakers? The Lakers are awful… They’re a 12 seed. We don’t talk about no other 12 seed… We don’t ever talk about the Washington Wizards (the 12 seed in the East)…
“For some reason, these morning talk shows and us have to talk about the Lakers all the time. The Lakers stink,” Barkley said.
The Lakers were being blown out at home by the Celtics, but would mount a furious comeback in the second half before they would eventually lose in overtime. The Celtics won 122-118 who were led by Jayson Tatum’s 44 points.
L.A. had a chance to seal the win with Anthony Davis at the line with 28 seconds left and up by two points, but Davis missed them both. The misses set up a tying pull-up jumper by Tatum with 17.1 seconds remaining.
Much like in the Lakers’ loss at the Philadelphia 76ers last week, Davis also missed a go-ahead free throw with 3.1 seconds left in regulation against Philadelphia and it resulted in a loss.
The Lakers are now 11-16 and in twelfth place in the Western Conference.
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