When talking about some of the most infamous fights in NBA history, you have to mention the brawl between the Sixers and the Pistons from 1990, which featured some iconic names like Charles Barkley, Bill Laimbeer Dennis Rodman, Rick Mahorn, and many more. It was an all-out scuffle between two teams, and the NBA On TNT crew decided to reminisce that moment to get Chuck's reaction.
Obviously, the Detroit "Bad Boys" Pistons were the scrappiest team of that era, often getting involved in fights and altercations on the court. But the Sixers with Charles and Mahorn were no slouches either. These teams were battling for the top of the East in the 1990 season, and things escalated near the end of the regular season.
Mahorn dunked on Rodman to put the exclamation point on the Sixers' victory, leading to a face-off between the two that eventually turned into an all-out brawl with Barkley and Laimbeer being the focus points. In that whole mess, Barkley would get sucker-punched by Pistons bench warmer Scott Hastings, and now 32 years later, we finally got Chuck's reaction when the NBA on TNT crew decided to show him that moment.
"I ain't forgot, I ain't forgot. Scott, I'm gonna hunt you down one of these days. Come in your house, and right before it's dinner, you getting ready to eat, imma clock your ass."
Charles Barkley, NBA On TNT
Hastings may be a forgotten player that served as a role player and bench warmer in his 11-year career, but at least he managed to win a ring that year and punch Charles Barkley. Not too bad. Now he is working as a broadcaster for the Denver Nuggets, and we got the chance to hear Hastings respond to Chuck's threat with a hilarious comeback.
"First of all, Chuck, let me just say this. I'll be your chimney if you're looking for a little smoke. Now that was 30-something years ago, and I wanna point that out: Did I sucker punch him? Damn, right I did. It felt good...Somebody came in a sucker-punched Bill Laimbeer, and that's my teammate. This was my one shot to get a ring. I had to protect my ring...Would I do it again? To win a ring? Aint' no job too small."
Scott Hastings, NBA On TNT
Hastings proceeded to get very animated and threaten Chuck in a WWE style with a cold-blooded stare, making the whole NBA On TNT panel die laughing. Shaq described it the best, saying Hastings was off his meds.
Just one of the countless hilarious skits and bits from the TNT crew.