The NBA playoffs are less than two weeks old, and Charles Barkley is already feeling the strain.
The strain in his hamstring, that is.
The NBA legend suffered what appeared to be a painful bout of leg cramps during a commercial break on TNT’s Inside the NBA show Tuesday night, spending nearly a minute wincing in pain before returning to his seat.
Luckily for us viewers, TNT captured the entire episode on camera and decided to roll the footage when the show returned from break. The clip did not disappoint.
Barkley’s initial reaction is priceless, as his face briefly contorts in a rather odd way before he hobbles around to try to walk it off.
For those concerned about his health, Barkley made a swift recovery from his sudden bout of pain and was able to take in an excellent slate of postseason basketball.
The Washington Wizards locked down the Chicago Bulls to advance to the second round for the first time in nearly 10 years, the Memphis Grizzlies survived another overtime thriller with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers delivered a rousing victory over the Golden State Warriors in their return to the Staples Center.
Three more games are scheduled for Wednesday night. Better stay hydrated, Chuck.