Charles Barkley talked about how the Stanley Cup playoffs are so much more exciting than the NBA playoffs again on Inside the NBA on Thursday night.
He shared his plan to sneak out of the Garden to go watch hockey as the Cavaliers were blowing out the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, while Game 7 of the Senators-Penguins conference finals series was tied. Barkley said:
“You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna sneak back to the hotel, watch the rest of the hockey game — it’s 1-1, ya’ll — and I’m gonna pack up my stuff because this baby’s a wrap … I’m gonna be back for the postgame.”
Then, Dan Wagner, a photographer for Cleveland 19, shared this hilarious bit of information — apparently, Barkley bet on the Senators:
The outcomes of both games even further proved Barkley’s point. The Cavs beat the Celtics 135-102 to advance to the Finals. Meanwhile, the Senators and Penguins went into overtime.