Charles Barkley was once the most dominant forward in the NBA. People seem to forget how good the Inside the NBA commentator once was. Barkley was the league's MVP in 1993, he made 11 All-Star teams, and he was a five-time all-NBA First Teamer. His failure to ever claim a ring has hurt his legacy, but his squad came this close in '93, only to be thwarted by M.J. and the Bulls.
Simply put, the man could ball. Chuck's athletic ability, however, does not appear to extend to the baseball diamond.
Monday night, during TNT's coverage of Game 1 of Rockets vs. Warriors, the cameras followed the crew as they threw baseballs across the Toyota Center. Chuck's mechanics were...far from pretty.
Charles Barkley throws a baseball like his shoulder isn't connected to his arm pic.twitter.com/28xQfWnEHF— Born Salty (@cjzero) May 15, 2018
Here's Barkley throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley a couple years ago pic.twitter.com/lvdJSiRirp— Born Salty (@cjzero) May 15, 2018
Watching Charles Barkley throw a baseball may be my favorite thing ever 😂😂— RedSoxNation (@BUBBABROOKS3) May 15, 2018
Charles Barkley threw that baseball & was at least 3 rows short each time...despicable 😂— Bryce Hayes (@nxtprodigy) May 15, 2018
Like his golf swing. pic.twitter.com/tW9IDQf6NA— WhenHowitzersFly (@BrockLennon) May 15, 2018
I thought Charles Barkley's golf swing was atrocious til I saw his attempt at throwing a baseball— Sicily Bronze 🥀 (@SicilyBronze) May 15, 2018
Charles Barkley can not throw a baseball and can't swing a golf club. How the hell was he an NBA professional??— Chris C (@ChapGod) May 15, 2018
I swear, watching the @nbaontnt crew throw baseballs into buckets competitively and not jokingly (because they actually tried, which is such a treat when Charles Barkley is around) was the best segment you’ve ever done. I don’t know if that says more about you or about me.— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) May 15, 2018
Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals is set for Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST.