Charles Barkley spent the weekend golfing at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe — one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Also, a place just a few hours from the Bay Area and a favorite of San Francisco area residents looking to get away for a few days.
That meant a lot of Golden State Warriors fans were on the course this weekend, reminding Barkley — in not always the most polite of terms — that their jump shooting team won an NBA title. That came up in Barkley’s post-tournament interview.
“The only thing that’s been annoying is all these Golden State Warriors fans who want to talk so much now, talk about jump shooting teams,” Barkley said.
“They did win a title,” the interviewer chimes in.
“They did and that’s all. So congratulate them and tell them to shut the hell up screaming ‘Dubs,’” Barkley said, with a joking smirk on his face. “You know they had a great year with Steph and Klay, a great year. But they don’t have to keep saying it over and over again. It’s annoying.”
Barkley was joking, and doing a little passive aggressive complaining at the same time.
Barkley isn’t about to back down from his jump shooting beliefs, he certainly wasn’t yesterday during interviews. Even though the Warriors and the 2011 Mavericks have disproved his theory.
By the way, Barkley’s golf swing looks a lot better.