Continuing with what has now become an annual tradition, TNT”s Charles Barkley was once again tasked with playing a game that has grown near and dear to our hearts: “Who he play for.”
The game pits Barkley with five different players that have changed teams since last season, asking the Hall of Famer to name their new team. Barkley has been remarkably awful at this game for years now, but this might just be his worst performance yet — going 0-for-5 in his guesses:
If that wasn’t enough, Chuck missed the bonus round question, asking him to name the team former NBA journeyman Willie Green is now coaching for… his own Phoenix Suns.
Green left his job as an assistant with the Golden State Warriors to pursue a shot at a higher assistant coaching job under Monty Williams in Phoenix, becoming his right-hand man.
As for Barkley, this was perhaps the toughest time to play this game, given that more than 200 players went to a different team this summer, making the change very difficult to keep up.
I played along myself and only got 3-of-5 correctly, considering most of them are role players still carving a place in their new teams.
Barkley is usually a good sport about approaching these so enthusiastically, and it’s perhaps the fact that he is so bad at it that makes this segment so funny to many of the viewers.
How many did you get right from this fun exercise? Tell us in the comments.