Charles Barkley the NHL guy?
The NHL is getting a new look with new deals from TNT and ESPN this season, and one of the biggest stars from their NBA broadcasts joined in the action on the first night of the NHL.
It all started with Wayne Gretzky shooting pucks on Barkley as he barely held on to the goaltending equipment.
Barkley was putting on a show:
— NHLonTNT (@NHL_On_TNT) October 13, 2021
Nothing like two Hall-of-Famers showing off their star power.
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Charles Barkley vs. Wayne Gretzky
The question is, who are you taking⁉️ 😂 #NHLFaceOff
— NHL (@NHL) October 14, 2021
Gretzky was getting roasted by the NBA legend for one of his few career fights being a loss to a guy with a perm.
"You lost to a guy with a perm??" pic.twitter.com/Eo2eHuZ8vK
— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) October 13, 2021
Barkley’s appearance on the broadcast got Twitter all giddy:
WAYNE GRETZKY AND CHARLES BARKLEY ARE FACING OFF IN A SHOOTOUT I AM DECEASED pic.twitter.com/Y2v9bXIHF8
— Jenna Harner (@JennaHarner11) October 13, 2021
this gretzky – barkley shootout during first intermission is already the best thing an nhl broadcast has ever done and it’s TNT’s first day on the job
— dom at the athletic (@domluszczyszyn) October 14, 2021
Barkley roasting Gretzky for losing a fight to a guy with a perm is amazing. TNT broadcast is really fun already
— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 13, 2021
TNT's pregame show was … fantastic?
Please keep Charles Barkley.
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) October 13, 2021
Charles Barkley roasting previous NHL tv deals lmaooo
"10 years ago… as rich as I am I didn't get Outdoor Network'
— HockeyStatMiner (@HockeyStatMiner) October 13, 2021
Loving TNT's analysis so far pic.twitter.com/lb0rxs1upe
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 14, 2021
— Jonathan McNamara (@JMUJONMAC) October 14, 2021
Charles adds excitement to whatever sport he’s covering.
There’s not many people that can move the needle like Charles does…