Charles Barkley sometimes doesn’t know when to use his seemingly non-existent filter. Recently, he mocked a reporter with the first name ‘Diamond.’
Former NBA great Charles Barkley is one of the best sports personalities on television today. He is outspoken, usually tells it how it is and doesn’t hold back from hurting anyone’s feelings as long as he’s telling the truth. Sometimes his truthfulness gets him into some trouble, but that’s for another time because I doubt he’s done causing waves with his words.
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Diamond Leung is one of the better beat writers in sports as he writes for the Golden State Warriors. He recently sat down with Charles Barkley and the Inside the NBA crew to talk about the upcoming game between the Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans. One of the more unpredictable matchups in the NBA playoffs this season as no one saw the Pelicans snagging the last playoff spot.
To get a bit off topic here, but how interesting would it be to see the Warriors play the Oklahoma City Thunder in round one? I mean, imagine the possibilities of two MVP candidates, Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry, teeing off against one another for a possible first-round upset of the ages.
OK, back to the real topic. Upon meeting Barkley, the NBA legend had something interesting to say about the reporter’s first name. Leave it to Charles to mock an innocent reporter trying to do his job and interview Barkley about a serious playoff matchup.
I don’t know which part is funnier, the fact that Sir Charles made the statement about Diamond’s name usually belonging to a stripper or Leung saying that this isn’t the first time he’s heard a comment like that.
He was a good sport about it and posted it on Twitter. Leung was seemingly proud that Charles took a friendly jab at his name and it is certainly something he won’t ever forget.
Barkley and his crew will be out in full force during the NBA playoffs and most likely making friendly jabs at more reporters and more players. If every sports show was like Inside the NBA, these now-stale talk shows would be much more entertaining.
I just think the world needs more Charles Barkley.
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