Charles Barkley and the Golden State Warriors fan base fell out during the Western Conference finals. But Barkley just wants fans to recognize him as WWE Champion Roman Reigns.
With the Warriors and Dallas Mavericks meeting in the Western Conference finals, the “Inside the NBA” team has been covering the series.
During the broadcasts, Golden State fans taunted the NBA legend, but the fans didn’t bother Barkley. Barkley discussed his relationship with Warriors fans during an episode of “The Ryen Russillo Podcast.”
“I hate his fans, and we have a lot of give and take, and that doesn’t bother me as long as… people react to your opinion,” Barkley said. “You’re doing what you’re supposed to do on TV. I mean, your job is to make sure people enjoy the sport.”
Barkley believes his job on television is to get a reaction and make Warriors fans recognize him as Roman Reigns.
“Hopefully, you have good games, but when you’re a broadcaster or an analyst, whatever it is, I’m not sure what the hell I am, you want people to respond to what you say. So, whether they boo me or cheer me on as long as I’m like Roman Reigns, as long as they recognize me, I’m doing my job.
While Barkley may not want the reaction fans gave him during Game 1, he got a response. The 11-time All-Star is no stranger to wanting fans to recognize him.
After the events of Game 1 on Wednesday, Barkley may not have a problem getting Golden State Warriors fans to recognize him.
Charles Barkley made Golden State Warriors fans recognize him with his onstage antics
Barkley’s endorsement of the Mavericks led to a back-and-forth night between the 11-time All-Star and fans in San Francisco.