Charles Barkley is one of the funniest NBA analysts you can find out there. Most of the time, he’s trying to make people laugh with his anecdotes and the trash-talking towards Shaquille O’Neal, but he somehow finds the way to be funny even when he’s not trying.
This happened during Saturday’s edition of TNT’s Inside the NBA. Chuck was talking about the Milwaukee Bucks-Miami Heat series and the winner of the series. He started talking about the Bucks and their game but when he wanted to mention Eric Bledsoe, he totally missed it and instead named a player that only he knows.
“I said the same thing the last two years. It’s going to come down to Middleton & Eric Randolph… Rudolph,” Barkley said.
Chuck: “It’s going to come down to Middleton & Eric Randolph”
Ernie: 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/YyB29QuK6D
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The rest of the crew burst out laughing and Chuck took advantage of that, calling Bledsoe ‘Rudolph’ after missing the first time.
The Bucks fans hope that Bledsoe doesn’t miss buckets like Barkley missed his names. Giannis Antetokounmpo will need help to get past the dangerous Miami Heat that dominated the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs. Before his embarrassing mistake, Chuck made a great point saying both Bledsoe and Khris Middleton are going to be very important in this series.
Bucks and Heat start their series on Monday, trying to get a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.