The NBA Awards took place on Monday night in Santa Monica and were shown live on TNT. And while Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award (given to Oscar Robertson), live television found Bill Russell flipping off Barkley:

Russell — an 11-time NBA champion — tweeted that he’s sorry for flipping the bird on live television, but said “it is just pure instinct” whenever he sees Barkley.

There are a lot of Inside the NBA viewers over the years that probably had a similar reaction to some of Barkley’s takes.

Twitter also enjoyed the 84-year-old’s reaction to performance from Travis Scott:


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