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Charles Barkley goes off on the Lakers: "We're not showing them bums from Southern California anymore."

"Sir Charles" refuses to call the Lakers by their name until they win a playoff game.
This season, Charles Barkley has roasted the Lakers multiple times, but LeBron and Westbrook are not showing any promise of turning things around.

This season, Charles Barkley has roasted the Lakers multiple times, but LeBron and Westbrook are not showing any promise of turning things around.

The nightmare season for the Los Angeles Lakers is still in full effect, with another loss against their city rivals just continuing their dreadful season. The effort is poor, a solution is not on the horizon, and everybody around the NBA world is roasting the Purple & Gold, with the great Charles Barkley going off on them once again.

The Clippers sweep the season series

Lakers fans might say that they still run the city of Los Angeles, but the fact of the matter is that the Clippers have owned them this year, sweeping the season series 4-0 after last night's 132-111 win. In what used to be a derby of the cream of the crop in the Western Conference, the Clippers and the Lakers have become teams fighting for a better play-in spot.

The Clippers without Kawhi and PG, and the Lakers without AD, this game missed some big names, but the Clippers managed to make the best of the situation. Reggie Jackson was once again the star of the night, scoring 36 points, alongside 9 assists and 8 rebounds, all while making the crowd go crazy with a couple of flashy moves.

But Reggie was helped with an outstanding all-around team contribution behind him, with 5 give guys in double-figures also. On the other side, LeBron had a solid game (26p,8r,4a), but it wasn't nearly enough to even keep the Lakers close. Again, his co-star Westbrook had an underwhelming game, scoring 17 points with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. With this win, the Clippers have separated a bit from the Lakers, standing at 34-31, while the Purple and Gold have sunk to 27-35, battling with the Pelicans and the Blazers to even stay in a play-in spot. Who could have imagined this before the season?

Charles goes off on the Lakers

The poor play all season has drawn criticism from fans and people around the NBA, with the NBA legend and NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley roasting them multiple times already this year. But after getting blown out by the Clippers, Charles went in again:

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"All those old guys, they're cooked... I'm making an executive decision around here. We're not showing them bums from Southern California anymore. We got to stop showing that team."

Charles Barkley, NBA On TNT

He even decided to stop calling the Lakers by their name but rather name them the team from Southern California until they win a playoff game:

"I'm not going to say their name until they win a playoff game. I'm not talking about these damn losers for the rest of the season."

Charles Barkley, NBA On TNT

In his style, Charles presented in a direct, blunt, and hilarious way how the Lakers simply suck this season. They are a team full of veterans giving no effort on the defensive side of the floor, relying on youngsters like Monk, Reaves, and Johnson to do the dirty work. Charles pointed that out and explained how it's simply a young man's game.

But what frustrates Chuck and the rest of the NBA fandom is the fact the NBA is forcing the Lakers onto national television because of the big market and star names, but in reality, they get blown out by mediocre teams and play horrible basketball. I'm pretty sure most fans would have preferred to watch the Mavs and the Warriors battle it out last night. But instead, you had to watch two average teams fight for a play-in spot instead of some of the best teams in the West fighting for better seeding at the top.

But I guess no matter how bad they are, the Lakers are always a must-watch. Charles, get on League Pass and watch whichever team you want. Considering he pledged not to talk about the Lakers for the rest of the season, he will have to check out the teams on local television because I doubt the league is taking the Lakeshow of air considering how much dollars they bring into the register.

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