The Los Angles Lakers had the practically impossible task of defeating the Golden State Warriors on the road Thursday night. Coming off a loss in Denver the previous night, the motivated Warriors cruised to a 116-98 win that TNT’s Charles Barkley saw coming.
What did he say about the Lakers’ chances of beating the Warriors before the game? How did he convey his beliefs about the outcome of his basketball contest?
I have never seen a single episode of The Bachelor, so I’ll have to take Barkley at his word when it comes to the racial dynamics at play on a reality dating show. It’s probably true, though, because it does seem like it’s always a gaggle of white people in all the commercials. There’s probably a reason Jesse Palmer was a Bachelor and Vince Young was not.
I don’t know about you, but I’d like to live in a world where people from any background can win a date on TV, no matter their race, ethnicity, religion or sexual preference. Even if Barkley is right, couldn’t he have done better with his analogy?
So, the next time the Lakers (or anyone, really) play the Warriors, please consider these analogies, Mr. Barkley:
“Like Porkins attacking the Death Star. Got no chance.”
“Like the rules being followed by the New England Patriots. Got no chance.”
“Like getting a fair trial in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Got no chance.”
“Like a true, legitimate, all-in Friends reunion. Got no chance.”
“Like Charles Barkley winning an NBA title. Got not chance.”
See? Aren’t those fun, too?