Charles Barkley roasts Celtics’ Jayson Tatum on Stanley Cup Final telecast, gloats about relationship with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman


Charles Barkley on Monday once again proved he is must-see TV, even (especially) when he’s appearing on non-basketball broadcasts.

The TNT basketball analyst made an appearance on ABC as it broadcast Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, a 6-2 victory by the Lightning to shorten the Avalanche’s series lead 2-1. Barkley, a noted hockey fan, was funny and engaging on the broadcast, as usual.

Oh, and Sir Charles had jokes — especially at the expense of Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.

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During the first intermission on Game 3, Barkley was given the opportunity to break down the Lightning’s go-ahead goal, which made the score 2-1. Barkley wasted no time in noting how Lightning left wing Ondrej Polet’s goal was the result of a turnover from Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews.

“Well this is a turnover, No. 1,” Barkley said. “This is a regular Jayson Tatum turnover. I’m sorry, I’m just joking. … I love you Jayson Tatum, I’m just joking.”

Tatum, whose Celtics are still feeling the sting of a 4-2 NBA Finals defeat to the Warriors, had the unfortunate distinction of becoming the first player to commit 100 turnovers in a single NBA postseason.

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Barkley’s appearance on the ABC telecast also included a story of how he scored tickets from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman …

Complimenting Kyle Bukauskas’ hair …

And singing the praises of Lightning coach Jon Cooper …

Again: Barkley is pure TV entertainment, regardless of sport.

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