Charles Barkley Praises the Knicks, Rachel Nichols Gasps in Horror

Other than the Team USA minicamp, there’s really nothing going on in the NBA world, so it makes sense that NBA TV burned time Thursday by going through the 2015-16 schedule. Personally, I find the excitement over a goddamn schedule release a little ridiculous, but we did get to hear Charles Barkley talk about the Knicks!

However, Chuck shocked everyone with a curveball when he heaped praise on the Knicks for acquiring “NBA players” like Robin Lopez, and even dared to say the team deserved to be on national TV.

Rachel Nichols, like everyone else, could not believe it.

Sidenote: Chuck’s all-in.

"Carmelo is not the reason the Knicks aren't winning, he's the only reason why they're on TNT..I expect them to make the playoffs" Barkley

— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) August 14, 2015