Charles Barkley needs to put some respect on Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
But first, he needs to figure out how to say their names correctly.
At halftime of the Warriors-Portland Trail Blazers game, the TNT analyst was trying to say "Steph and Klay." Instead, he said this.
"Stay & Kleph" pic.twitter.com/37AfhFWNzG— Chris Montano (@gswchris) January 21, 2020
It was probably just a slip of the tongue, but considering it came from Barkley, Warriors fans wouldn't be faulted for thinking this was just another slight from the zero-time NBA champion.
All throughout the Warriors' five-year NBA Finals run, Barkley routinely criticized them. He kept saying a jump-shooting team couldn't win a championship (there are so many things wrong with that statement).
Just last week, Barkley took a shot at Draymond Green, saying "Draymond don't talk as much since he's averaging that triple single."
On opening night in October, Thompson joined the TNT crew for their halftime show and Barkley told the All-Star shooting guard the Warriors wouldn't make the playoffs.
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In the end, Steph and Klay will always have the last laugh over Barkley. They have three rings (and counting). He has none.
Do you know how to say "none" correctly, Chuck?