Watch Charles Barkley’s ridiculous attempt at pronouncing Jonas Valanciunas (VIDEO)


During Thursday night’s draft of the teams for All-Star weekend’s Rising Stars Challenge, Charles Barkley had an unexpectedly tough time pronouncing the name of the Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas.


That’s way more difficult than simply sounding out the spelling phonetically, and hey, I suppose we could blame the show’s producers for not briefing Barkley in advance.

But Inside the NBA has always been about having fun in a more relaxed atmosphere, and it’s hard to argue that this gaffe by Barkley didn’t infuse a little extra something into this particular episode.