Charles Barkley Threatens to Beat Up Stephen A. Smith During ESPN-TNT Crossover Event

Charles Barkley Threatens to Beat Up Stephen A. Smith During ESPN-TNT Crossover Event

The NBA In-Season Tournament semifinals are underway Thursday night, with both TNT and ESPN on hand in Las Vegas for a crossover broadcast. That means the Inside the NBA crew and ESPN’s NBA Countdown were on-hand, including Stephen A. Smith. It didn’t take long for Charles Barkley to go at Stephen A., threatening to give him his “first ass whipping.” People understandably loved it.

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“This ain’t First Take” is just an amazing line. Barkley absolutely lived up to the moment there, calling out Smith’s “Loud ass talking.”

I also love how Stephen A. was laughing as hard as anyone. The fact that he had a sense of humor about it made the whole thing that much better.

It was a fantastic idea for TNT and ESPN to do a crossover there. NBA Countdown and Inside the NBA are both excellent shows with great personalities. Putting them in the same place and allowing some interplay was great for the audience.



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