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The Good, The Bad, and The Chuckster

Charles Barkley pulled up to the Western Conference Finals on horse, might be the new mayor of Dallas

May 23, 2022

As sad as it may be to hear, the ‘NBA on TNT’ season is coming to a close. Basketball’s best studio show goes on summer hiatus following the Western Conference Finals, and with the Warriors up 3-0 and cruising, Chuck, Ernie, Kenny, and Shaq’s toes (very, very disgusting toes in the case of O’Neal) could be in the sand by Wednesday morning. But if this is truly the end of the line for the Turner crew this season, they went out with a bang on Sunday when Charles Barkley pulled up to the American Airlines Center abreast a stallion.

Ladies and gentleman, meet the new mayor of Dallas. While the city’s actual mayor was too busy lobbying for a second NFL team on Twitter to fix the city’s actual problems, Chuck swooped in on his steed and cleaned up the streets. Then he sauntered over to the set for Game 3 coverage. All in a day’s work for the Chuckster, who miraculously didn’t pull something getting down off that beast.

So there you have it. If that’s the last viral moment we see from Chuck and co. until October, it will have been worth it. As the old saying goes: Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.