The Portland Trail Blazers earned an upset win Tuesday night over the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers. Before their game, however, NBA legend Charles Barkley predicted a Blazers sweep of the Lakers if Portland came away with the victory in Game 1. After Portland sealed their 1-0 series lead, Barkley, with a broom in hand, swept the floor to open the TNT postgame show:
Chuck brings out the broom after Portland’s win pic.twitter.com/NrCmtLzsrh— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 19, 2020
Barkley has been an outspoken supporter of the Blazers even before bubble play began, calling them a sleeper title contender ahead of the season restart. He has doubled down repeatedly, and even predicted a first-round upset of the Lakers back in July.