Thrill of victory…
– NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 5, 2016
When Villanova’s Kris Jenkins nailed that buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of the 2016 national championship game against North Carolina, one of the craziest NCAA tournaments in recent memory ended in historic fashion. And while it’d be foolish to say that anyone was more excited about the outcome than the Wildcats, it wouldn’t be wrong to say NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley was a close second based off of the way he jumped around like a kid in the candy store.
Despite having no real connection to the university, Barkley raised his arms in jubilation and celebrated as if his own alma mater was about to cut down the nets. It was truly a sight to behold. Then again, when you think about how Barkley’s “overzealous” personality resonates every time he’s put in front of a camera, maybe this particular reaction shouldn’t have been all that surprising. But just in case you haven’t had the pleasure of witnessing Sir Charles in all his broadcasting glory, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy.