Auburn Kid Loses His Mind After Watching the Legend Charles Barkley in Front of Him

Published 02/08/2024, 8:47 AM EST

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A red-hot SEC encounter was on the cards on Wednesday night at the Auburn Arena. The No.12 Auburn Tigers hosted their Iron Bowl rivals the Crimson Tides in an enticing contest. While the intensity of the game already had the crowd on their toes, the presence of a certain individual only enhanced the frenzy. Auburn’s very own Charles Barkley was on the sidelines narrating the spectacle himself.

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Chuck’s attendance made the fans lose their minds. The excitement of some of them was clearly visible when they found themselves standing right behind the legendary power forward.

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The game was in its second half with the home team leading Alabama 71-54 when Barkley decided to join the courtside commentators. Just as he was talking about the great atmosphere that was surrounding the arena, the camera caught a few young Auburn spectators displaying some of the most startling reactions. These young basketball fans were stumped to see a legend like Charles breathing the same air as they did.

One of those students looked like his mind was completely blown. Charles Barkley can have that effect. It was an even special night as the arena didn’t just welcome the living legend but also showcased his statue outside the court. During his three years with the Tigers, he amassed multiple accolades. While he was shorter than most of the power forwards, Charles dominated rebounds on the court through his aggressiveness.

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While the crowd was thrilled to have their Hall of Famer on their ground again, they also cheered for their home team. They received positive results as well.

Auburn gets the better of Alabama

The Tigers avenged their previous game loss to the Crimson Tides with a convincing 99-81 victory. The star of the show was the duo of Jaylin Williams and Johni Broome. They scored more than half of their total points. Williams was the top scorer notching 26 points along with grabbing 6 rebounds. At the same time, the dynamic No.4 Broome had 24 points in his bag and 7 rebounds.

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The presence of Charles Barkley gave the Tigers an additional motivation. They came over the team who handed them a loss in their last matchup. However, watching the students flip out at the attendance of their hero is simply astounding. Next, we can just wait and watch how Charle’s Auburn does in its future matches.

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Shahryar Fazal

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