Charles Barkley had an unconventional idea for NBA players who were scolded or confronted by paying fans to watch the game.
Barkley’s idea came after a Philadelphia 76ers fan dropped popcorn for Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook as he returned to the locker room to to have injuries
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The moment caused a lot of outrage among fans on social media and Barkley had an offer he thought would be enough for the athlete.
“You all always get mad when I say I’m going to change the rules of the NBA. I think you should be able to go up in the stands and beat hell with just one person per game,”; he said on “Inside the NBA. ” Aired Wednesday night
Barkley’s co-host Ernie Johnson sarcastically said he didn’t see why.
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Barkley replied: “Don’t you think the guy didn’t deserve his a– hit on the middle court?”
Johnson made sure Barkley didn’t encourage players to enter the stands. Barkley agrees.
“If a girlfriend says something really rude. throw something at you You should say ‘come down’ and take him down halfway down the pitch. and agreed like a man,” Barkley said.
Westbrook had to be barred from entering the stands to pursue fans.
“I’m not going to come up to me in the street and throw popcorn at my head because you know what’s going on … In these arena you have to start protecting the players so we can see what the NBA does,” he said after. game
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The 76ers later announced that fans had revoked his season ticket membership and were banned from all events at Wells Fargo Center.