Charles Barkley was serious when he said he’s thankful for the NHL playoffs. The Inside the NBA panelist has been watching a lot of hockey this spring to make up for a mostly-chalk NBA playoffs. Earlier in the week, Barkley said “thank God for the NHL playoffs” on air after the Golden State Warriors sent the Utah Jazz fishing in the second round.
On Wednesday, Barkley appeared by phone on NHL Network to talk hockey. And he has been paying attention to the playoffs this season.