Trail Blazers

Charles Barkley has choice words for Skip Bayless over Damian Lillard criticism

Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers shocked the LA Lakers with a 100-93 win in Game 1 behind 34 points from point guard Damian Lillard. 

Down late in the game, Lillard came up BIG. 

Lillard led all scorers with nine fourth quarter points. 

Now, the Trail Blazers, who were 5.5 point underdogs heading into Game 1, sit 1-0 in the series. 

Despite his otherworldly play, Dame has often been met with a lot of criticism from FS1's Skip Bayless and has sparked a feud between the two. 

Well, Lillard has some back-up, and it comes by way of TNT's Charles Barkley. 

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Wow! Shots fired! But, then again, Chuck said what a lot of people were thinking. 

And it seems like Bayless was listening, too.

Barkley and Bayless have taken very opposite roads when it comes to their commentary about the Trail Blazers and, more specifically, Damian Lillard. 

Bayless has given harsh criticism of Damian Lillard, despite willing his team to the playoffs and winning the Bubble MVP. Bayless isn't convinced Lillard is 'that guy.' He also said Damian Lillard doesn’t back up the hype as a clutch superstar. 

Barkley, on the other hand, has sung the Trail Blazers praises and continued Tuesday night.

The lesson here? Never bet against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. Or you'll get called out.