It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Boston and the Bruins fanbase. They were the No. 1 seed heading into the playoffs and had a record-breaking regular season as the team with the most points and wins in league history.
The Bruins faced the Florida Panthers in Round 1, and many had counted the Cats out before the puck even dropped for Game 1. When the Bruins had a 3-1 series lead, everything pointed to them making it through to the second round.
But the Panthers pulled off a remarkable comeback, and as they won Game 7 in OT, the Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs.
The Bruins still have some thinking to do with what went wrong. How could the best regular-season team in NHL history be such a letdown in the playoffs? And what will they do now, as they have some major work to do with so many UFA and tight cap space?
One thing’s for sure: The Bruins and its fans don’t have it easy right now, and the mocks are coming from everywhere. Now, it doesn’t even seem like Bruins fans can watch some NBA without being at risk of getting burned.
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley was on the panel of a Boston Celtics game on TNT, with the likes of Shaquille O’Neil, on Tuesday night.
The Boston Celtics are down 3-2 in their second-round series against the 76ers, and that’s when Barkley saw a perfect opportunity to rub some salt in the wound of Boston fans.
“If the Celtics are eliminated they still got the Bruins. Oh wait…” Barkley said.
On social media, fans quickly reacted to Barkley’s hilarious burn, with many finding it absolutely hilarious. Charles Barkley is a big fan of hockey, and just weeks ago, he shocked basketball fans by claiming that he’d rather watch the NHL playoffs than the NBA game he was analyzing on TV.