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Charles Barkley shows no mercy to Lakers with hilarious, scathing critique

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Charles Barkley showed no mercy to the Los Angeles Lakers in a scorching yet humorous take.

Charles Barkley is known for being bald, brash, and brutally honest. That doesn’t change when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Following the purple and gold’s loss to the Clippers 103-97, Barkley offered his perspective, and it was short but funny and to the point.

“The Lakers suck yesterday. They suck again today.”

That’s the hilarious part, but Chuck wasn’t done just yet. Television’s most beloved basketball personality further went off on the organization.

“What they’re putting around LeBron is an embarrassment…Somebody is not doing their job in LA. Period.”

– Charles Barkley 🤯

— Digits Hoops-n-Stats (🏀,📊) (@Digits3Hoops) October 21, 2022

The Chuckster wasn’t lying. Moreover, by looking at the box score alone, forget the moments when LA went on a 20-4 run and tied the score at the half.

Charles Barkley doesn’t hold back on the Lakers with a scorching yet hilarious take.

Forget the LeBron dunk when the Lakers were down. Forget the moment when the Lakers took the lead, and the broadcast crew screamed so loud you thought the purple and gold just won the title on a routine shot, which they did not.

The team was terrible with efficiency. Three players scored over 20; Lonnie Walker IV, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis, but Russell Westbrook, or Westbrick as many call him, had a triple-single. 2pts on 0-of-11 shooting and five steals.

The Clippers shot poorly themselves but made enough plays down the stretch to send a message. Moreover, can we stop with this idea that the Lakers will trade with the Pacers and get Buddy Hield and Myles Turner?

Why is that constantly brought up? It sounds like nothing more than a desperate cry for help by the analysts to save the big market of LA and weaken the smaller market of Indianapolis. It is not happening.

But back to Chuck. He’s a treasure for this, and he’s a rare breed that will be brutally honest regardless of the criticism that comes his way. There are not too many, if not barely anyone, in society today that’s like that. Barkley? He doesn’t care about sensitive folks complaining about his sports analysis.

He says what he wants to say, and he’s not changing. Thank you, Charles Barkley, for not only calling out the Lakers for struggling and messing up but for just being you.