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Charles Barkley has been hearing it from Golden State Warriors fans at Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. This rant days beforehand may have played a role in that.
The Western Conference Finals took place in San Francisco, Calif., as the Golden State Warriors hosted the Dallas Mavericks. The ‘Inside the NBA’ crew was located outside, and Charles Barkley was hearing it from Warriors fans. He certainly did not help his case by chanting “Let’s go Mavs” to the huge crowd.
As it turns out, Barkley had a rant back on the May 15 edition of Inside the NBA, saying “we’re going to hell, I mean, San Francisco.” When pressed by Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith about why he doesn’t like the city, Barkley said “I’ve never had fun there.”
Charles Barkley’s had strange rant about San Francisco
While in San Francisco for Game 1, Barkley did drop a NSFW insult towards fans who were heckling him.
Warriors fans got the last laugh, as Golden State picked up a 112-87 victory over Dallas to take a 1-0 series lead.
Star Stephen Curry led the way, as he scored 21 points (7-for-16 from field, 3-for-9 from three-point line) and grabbed 12 rebounds in 31 minutes. Meanwhile Luka Doncic dropped 20 points (6-for-18 from field), grabbed seven rebounds and dished out seven assists. However, Doncic did turn the ball over seven times in the contest.
The Warriors will look to take a 2-0 series lead over the Mavericks with a win on Friday, May 20.