Charles Barkley has never been afraid to have a little fun.
The former Auburn basketball star proved that again Thursday night as he wore a No. 6 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma jersey on the set of NBA on TNT.
With “Boomer Sooner” playing in the background, Barkley said “Baker Mayfield, I’m counting on you my brother.”
Shaq even chimed in and said “me too, Baker.”
Here’s the clip:
Chuck really came in with an Oklahoma jersey on… 😂 pic.twitter.com/UhTC3O1jox
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 29, 2017
NBA on TNT host Ernie Johnson is a Georgia alumnus, so perhaps this stunt was just intended to get under his skin.
But Johnson came prepared as well, and surprised Barkley with a Georgia jersey of his own.
“Whoever wants some of this, come and get it.”
The Rose Bowl hype is now crossing sports, and it’s real. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day.