NBA icon Charles Barkley got heated Thursday after Golden State Warriors fans began pelting the Hall of Famer with T-shirts following the Warriors' win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
Warriors fans had been upset with Barkley, 59, since the start of the series when he picked the Mavericks to win.
After T-shirts and trash started landing on him, Barkley got up and faced the angry crowd.
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Ernie Johnson "Hey! Chuck! Chuck, sit down man!"— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 27, 2022
Kenny Smith: "Sit down, Chuck. Sit down Chuck."
Charles Barkley was HEATED after Warriors fans threw shirts and liquids at the NBA on TNT stage 😡pic.twitter.com/PQR1D9hNMW
Inside the NBA co-hosts Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith did their best to get Barkley back into his seat, while co-host Shaquille O'Neal appeared to be laughing.
After a few moments of the exchange, Johnson told viewers, "We will be back."
Earlier in the broadcast, fans could be seen accosting Barkley, and one person carried a sign that read, "Chuck you suck!", outside the Chase Center in San Francisco.
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The Warriors beat the Mavericks, 120-110.