Charles Barkley is facing the wrath of the Los Angeles Lakers’ fan base on Twitter on Sunday evening.
The Lakers beat the Nuggets, 105-103, on a game-winning 3-pointer by All-NBA forward Anthony Davis. The superstar big man was dominant down the stretch and finished the game with 31 points, nine rebounds and two assists.
Earlier Sunday night, Barkley questioned Davis’ ability to be aggressive. Specifically, Barkley said that he thinks Davis lacks a “killer instinct.”
It was just Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but Davis certainly looked pretty aggressive on Sunday evening.
“Charles Barkley said AD doesn’t have killer instinct at halftime. He then proceeded to score the Lakers last 10 points in the 4th quarter and a game-winner,” Ryan Cole tweeted. “I think Chuck’s got the most powerful jinx in sports.”
Charles Barkley said AD doesn’t have killer instinct at halftime. He then preceeded to score the Lakers last 10 points in the 4th quarter and a game-winner.
I think Chuck's got the most powerful jinx in sports.
— Ry (@JustRyCole) September 21, 2020
Barkley has made a habit this postseason out of making “guarantees” and then immediately being wrong.
This is no different.
Charles Barkley at half time : Anthony Davis a great player and nice guy but doesn’t have that killer in him
— DJ Folk (@DJFolk) September 21, 2020
Davis and the Lakers are now two wins away from the NBA Finals. Los Angeles leads Denver, 2-0, in the Western Conference Finals. Either Boston or Miami will await in the NBA Finals.
Game 3 of the series is scheduled for Tuesday night. The game will tip off at 9 p.m. E.T. and be televised on TNT.