TNT analyst Charles Barkley has been baiting Heat fans for months, calling star players Dwyane Wade and LeBron James “whiners” and predicting the Bulls will win the Eastern Conference Finals. It’s no surprise, then, that fans outside American Airlines Arena assaulted the Chuckster with vitriolic enthusiasm on his live set after Game 3. Here’s Barkley’s response (NSFW):
The Heat picked up a decisive 96-85 win Sunday to go ahead 2-1 in the series. Really all their fans had to say was “scoreboard.” But I guess that doesn’t have the same ring to it as “f— you, Chuck!”
Expect more fireworks when the TNT crew returns to Miami for Game 4 Tuesday.