Here’s a story that’ll bring the rage out of you. (Give is your feedback in the comments below)
TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley was not happy with the emotion displayed by Isaiah Thomas ahead of the Boston Celtics Game 1 match-up with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night.
Thomas shed tears on the sideline Sunday as he mourned the loss of his younger sister, Chyna, who died in a car accident on Saturday.
Given the circumstances, Thomas’ display of emotion is completely understandable, but Barkley thought it may have sent the wrong message:
Charles Barkley wants you to know he’s uncomfortable pic.twitter.com/Jbyo5pz8Rt
— Marcia Herold (@marciaherold) April 16, 2017
Who is Charles Barkley to determine how someone grieves? If you are uncomfortable with a man showing some emotions, then you can turn in your man card. There’s nothing wrong with that. He’s referring to Thomas being shown on the sidelines with Avery Bradley hours before tipoff showing some emotions and letting it all come out. Not ready to play? He dropped 33 points in a playoff game. A number Barkley hit less often than hit. Thomas looked more ready than any other Celtics player last night.
— JVA 1️⃣9️⃣ (@jjva860) April 17, 2017
To the contrary, I 100% respect what Isaiah did. In fact, playing last night was probably the only thing that took his mind off things. Barkley is disgraceful for this. Not that we needed this comment to know he is disgraceful, but you get the idea. If you are that uncomfortable Charles, look away.