Charles Barkley wasn’t riding the Golden State Warriors’ bus as they faced the Dallas Mavericks in the western conference finals. The analyst throughout the season backed up the Phoenix Suns to win the western conference but since the Mavericks pulled down the curtains on them, he chose to back them up next instead of the Dubs, and Dub Nation didn’t like this behavior of the former MVP. This had started a new rivalry between Charles Barkley and Golden State Warriors’ fans as both of them are constantly going against each other and making headlines with their back and forth exchanges. It all got sparked up with Sir Charles chanting “Let’s go Mavs” outside the Chase Center in front of the Dub Nation who wasn’t in the mood to entertain any disrespect as they hit the analyst back with chants of “Chuck you suck”.
Many believe he’s just a hater enjoying his time and so is the crowd at the watch party outside Chase Center with NBA on TNT crew in attendance. Thursday night with the Dubs making their way back to the NBA Finals got the rivalry their most heated moment the last one which made headlines and got criticized was the analyst telling one of the hecklers that: “If you don’t leave me alone, I’m going to come to your house and f**k your mama.” But after the Game 5 Dub which got Stephen Curry the western conference finals MVP trophy and one more trip to the NBA Finals things got a bit dirty outside the Chase Center for Charles Barkley as a bunch of hecklers showed their hatred towards Charles Barkley by throwing things like T-shirts and others (so far unidentified objects) at him.
They just crossed the line and Charles Barkley even got ready to throw hands with every person messing with him in the crowd. After a shirt hit him on the head he stood up furiously and started yelling towards the crowd. Things down there outside the arena were real dirty and annoying for the analyst as he was ready to throw his coffee mug towards the crowd as an revenge for the shirt they threw on his head. But fortunately, he didn’t and things were calmed down soon.
NBA Fans react to the Dub Nation throwing shirts on Charles Barkley’s head after the Warriors get past the Mavericks to troll and disrespect him
During the wild exchange between Charles Barkley and the crowd present outside the Chase Center to support their home team. Shaquille O’Neal was just being Shaq as he laughed out on it and enjoyed it as a funny moment. While Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith knew it can get dirty as they told the heated analyst to stop and have a seat. They also called in for a commercial break as it was very necessary to calm both the sides down as the emotions were very real.
Later even Stephen Curry and Draymond Green joined the crew after their dub and Charles Barkley registered some other hilarious moments with them. But his wild and heated-up exchange with the crowd which ends their rivalry for this season as the Dubs won the west and the Dub Nation has the last laugh. Find some of many reactions to this rivalry here below: