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< img src=" https://www.gannett-cdn.com/appservices/universal-web/universal/icons/icon-play-alt-white.svg" alt=" play"/ > Show Caption Conceal Caption LeBron James on Lakers reaching NBA Finals: ‘The task is not done’SportsPulse: The Los Angeles Lakers are headed back to the NBA Finals after knocking off the Nuggets in Game 5, however LeBron James is not all set to celebrate anything yet.Charles Barkley still remembers the Atlanta Falcons
‘ famous collapse in the second half against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI– although he mentions he ended up being rather intoxicated as the Falcons’ lead slipped away.Asked on the “Dan Patrick Program” on Wednesday about his existing gaming activity, the NBA Hall of
Famer and present TNT” Inside the NBA “expert relived the headache wager.” The only time I lost in the last three or 4 years was those Atlanta Falcons,” Barkley said while doing his finest
choking impression.” What they( did) in the Super Bowl and what they did against the Cowboys (in Week 2) are 2 of the best choke-jobs in the history of
civilization,” he consisted of, saying he lost$ 100,000 on the Super Bowl loss. With the Falcons leading 28-3 at halftime, Barkley stated he was” feeling it,” doing shots and ending up being inebriated
. That’s when a buddy of his pointed out another half an hour of football remained. The rest of the story is football legend now: the Patriots connected the game at 28 with less than a minute left in regulation prior to scoring a touchdown on the really first drive of overtime to win their fifth of 6 championships in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick age.” As quickly as Brady got the ball for the last time,” Patrick said.” You understood it was over,” mentioned Barkley.” … Dan, that was so heartbreaking
.” Barkley did not state if he took the Falcons straight-up or on the
spread, which had them in between +3 and +4.5 in the majority of betting markets.”
Sir Charles” has in fact been open about his prolific betting, telling ESPN in 2006 he ‘d lost$ 10 million on wagering over his life time. That didn’t stop him from putting$ 100,000 on the Falcons.” Did you sober up in the 2nd half?” Patrick asked.” Well, no. I just got drunker,” Barkley responded.
” That’s something about gambling. You consume when you’re going to win
, however you consume more when you’re going to lose.
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