Charles Barkley threw a funny shade at Jayson Tatum during Stanley Cup finals appearance via Side Action;
During Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 tonight, Sir Charles made an appearance as a guest of commissioner Gary Bettman.
Of course, the ESPN crew let Charles into the studio to help them during the first intermission. And in natural fashion, he immediately made things more interesting.
When breaking down a play, Charles Barkley threw some shade at Jayson Tatum’s knack of turning the ball over during the NBA Finals.
So far, Barkley is going to be happy — with the Lightning leading the Avs 6-2 in the third period.
If the Lightning are able to secure the win, they’ll close the Avalanche’s lead in the series down to 2-1, with a chance to knot up the series on Wednesday night.
Tatum had a historically bad postseason when it came to turnovers.
The Boston Celtics have lost the Finals after surrendering Game 6 to the Warriors, 103-90.
The main issue that plagued Boston was turnovers. In Game 6, Boston coughed the ball up 22 times, and Golden State took advantage of Boston’s mistakes by scoring 27 points off the turnovers. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart combined for 13 turnovers. The Celtics are winless in the playoffs when they turn the ball over at least 15 times.
According to Statmuse, Tatum committed a postseason record of 100 turnovers.
Tatum finished the season-ending loss with 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists on 31.7 percent from the field with 23 overall turnovers in the Finals.
In 18 games, the 24-year-old averaged 27 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. Tatum’s memorable playoff run ended with him becoming the youngest player in playoff history to post 600 points, 100 rebounds, and 100 assists in a single postseason.
Led by Tatum, the Celtics went on a revenge tour through the East, beating the Nets, Bucks, and Heat as he won the inaugural Larry Bird Trophy and led the Celtics to their first Finals appearance since 2010.
“It’s hard getting to this point, and it’s even harder getting over the hump and winning it,” Tatum said about the lessons he learned from the playoff run.
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