The Golden State Warriors took on the Dallas Mavericks with an opportunity to close out the series on their home court and the atmosphere was electric throughout the Chase Center Thursday night.

Golden State was able to take home the victory to secure a spot in the NBA Finals, but the game was nearly overshadowed by an ugly moment between NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley and some rowdy Warriors fans.

Prior to the game, Warriors fans serenaded Barkley with chants of “Chuck, you suck.” while aided by co-host Shaquille O’Neal.

When the game concluded things got even more intense, with Warriors fans throwing t-shirts and other items onto the set of the post-game show. Barkley took exception to this, standing up and looking like he was going to start throwing items back at the fans.

His castmates talked him down from doing that, but this certainly wasn’t a good look for Barkley or the fans at the Chase Center.

The fans were clearly tired of Barkley’s slander against the Warriors, and that includes former San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice.

Rice posted this message on social media, showing his championship rings over his career with the 49ers.

The caption read: “Do you have any championship rings #charlesbarkley @NBAonTNT? Stop hating on the Warriors!!”

Barkley certainly gets enough flack for not having a ring while working for TNT alongside O’Neal and Kenny Smith, who both have rings on their resume.

Whether Barkley likes it or not, the Warriors will be attempting to win their fourth ring in the last seven years when they face either the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat in the 2022 NBA Finals.

[Bleacher Report, AA]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.