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Charles Barkley's harsh truth-telling about 'awful' NBA playoffs just might be spot on

Charles Barkley's harsh truth-telling about 'awful' NBA playoffs just might be spot on

Everyone thinks it. Everyone knows it. But Charles Barkley is saying it. Repeatedly.

The first two games of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have been a TV ratings success, but, continuing a trend this postseason, they haven't been competitive. Viewers may not be tuning out, but Barkley, the "NBA on TNT" analyst, has admitted that they've been "really, really awful" and has talked openly and often about watching NHL playoff games instead this spring. He even turned up during Predators-Penguins Game 4 on NBC earlier this week to drive home his point, saying, "I'm just glad to be here because the NBA playoffs have not...

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