Charles Barkley Goes On Epic Lakers Rant ... They're Wussies And They Suck!!!
1/21/2022 6:51 AM PT
Charles Barkley is so tired of the Lakers, he went on an epic rant on Thursday saying the team flat-out sucks and is a bunch of "cowards" and "wussies."
The "Inside the NBA" host held nothing back on the set of the insanely popular TNT hoops show ... railroading L.A. for its recent losses and the team's responses to them.
"The Lakers are such wussies," Barkley said, "and I only say wussies because I can't say the word I want to say."
"The way they have tried to throw Russell Westbrook and Frank Vogel under the bus is just really pissing me off."
Ernie Johnson, the show's host, interrupted Charles ... reminding him that they had a scheduled guest about to come on, but CB wasn't about to let some interview stop him from going in on the Lakeshow.
Check out the clip ... Barkley responded to Johnson by saying, "The Lakers still suck when we get back from this interview."
Barkley went on to express his disgust for the Lakers' front office ... accusing it of "running and hiding" after putting together a crappy roster.
"I'm not going to sit at like all these clowns on other networks that got they heads up the Lakers booties," Barkley said.
"The people up top who put that trash together are running and hiding like cowards. You put all them old geezers out there. The best guy, other than LeBron, for the last month has been who? Stanley Johnson."
"It's ridiculous, man," an exasperated Barkley continued.
Charles ultimately said he doesn't care who wins or loses ... joking that he can't wait for the season to be over so he can golf and fish.
If the Lakers -- who play in Orlando against the Magic tonight -- don't get their act together soon ... they might get a head start on Charles and the crew on all that.