Pick your next moves very carefully, Jim Boeheim. You've just pissed off Charles Barkley.
Despite 35 points on 60 percent shooting and 10 rebounds from Duke forward and future NBA superstar Zion Williamson, Boeheim's Orange were able to come out of Cameron Indoor Stadium with a seismic 95-91 upset win.
Afterwards, Boeheim was very complimentary of Williamson, giving him a comparison to Barkley.
Syracuse coach, Jim Boeheim, on how tough it is to guard Duke's Zion Williamson. pic.twitter.com/ZJGPOPlkqs— Kyle Kraska (@KyleKraska) January 15, 2019
That little dig didn't go unnoticed, as Barkley called into The Dan Patrick Show in the middle of Patrick's interview with Boeheim to give the legendary coach a piece of his mind.
Jim Boeheim said Zion Williamson is a similar player to Charles Barkley, just “not as fat”… so of course we had Sir Charles call in to the show to confront Coach Boeheim directly pic.twitter.com/Ah6DxrSRZE— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) January 15, 2019
"When I see you, I'm gonna say, 'Jim, please take your glasses off' because it's wrong to punch a man with glasses on," Barkley said.
While it looks like Boeheim and Barkley are back in each other's good graces, the thought of an actual Boeheim-Barkley fight would be must-see TV.