Here is the best thing you will see on the Internet tonight, maybe this week, possibly for the rest of the month. Charles Barkley said thank you to Hall of Fame center and legendary NBA ambassador Bill Russell during Monday night’s NBA Awards show, and Russell responded by giving Chuck the finger.
BILL RUSSELL IS THE TRUE GOAT pic.twitter.com/KaQu6OgzJU— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 26, 2018
Russell tweeted shortly after, and said it’s his nature when he sees Chuck.
Sorry everyone, I forgot it was live TV & I can’t help myself whenever I see Charles it just is pure instinct. @NBAonTNT @NBA #birdman #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/0zQLvWhuKi— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) June 26, 2018
Apparently, this is something Russell has done before. Barkley isn’t his first victim.
Here’s the ring god flipping off an innocent cameraman while posing for a picture with Chauncey Billups. Kevin Garnett had to throw it on Instagram.
And Twitter couldn’t hold itself back after Russell flipped off Chuck.
June 26, 2018
The two greatest Celtics: Russell and Bird https://t.co/NMOas3RsWk— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) June 26, 2018
This one’s my kind of energy.
"Pineapple belongs on pizza."— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 26, 2018
"woj u cant tweet spoilers during the draft" pic.twitter.com/GH9dR8LdRN— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) June 26, 2018
When they haven’t gotten to MVP yet and it’s 10:05 pm. pic.twitter.com/GuNXf8crN0— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) June 26, 2018
[deep inhale]— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) June 26, 2018
Cheers to Bill Russell’s middle finger. May we see you often next season.