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Watch Charles Barkley ask to light $100K on fire by betting on Blazers to win West [VIDEO]

TNT analyst asks to throw a ton of money on Portland to win the Western Conference.

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers smile and laughs during an all access practice on December 7, 2017 at the Trail Blazer Practice Facility in Portland, Oregon.  Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images

NBA Opening Night was pretty dull, so of course Charles Barkley had to try and steal the show. After two relatively lackluster performances from the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers, the former NBA All-Star and degenerate gambler yelled on TNT’s post-game wrap-up to bet $100,000 on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the Western Conference.

Chuck might as well have thrown the money behind his chair, pissed on it and lit it on fire (Dame, please don’t make me eat these words). Check out the video from NBA on TNT:

We aren’t sure where Barkley is making this bet, but DraftKings Sportsbook has the Blazers t +1600 to win the West. Those are the 6th-best odds, so it’s really not an outlandish take by Chuck, it’s just kind of like “Huh?” What is he doing? Is it just a bit? I know he does this every year, but just throwing away that much money — in these times — seems a bit dumb. Now, if Chuck won the bet, it would pay out $1.7 million, so sure, if he ends up hitting, giving back would be in the cards ... although we won’t know the outcome until May ....

It also appears to be a gross overreaction to the Lakers looking pretty awful against the Clippers. Oh yeah, not sure if Chuck knows this, but the Clippers are also in the Western Conference, sooo good luck, Blazers. I like Portland this season too! And I love Damian Lillard! So this sort of pains me. It’s just you don’t add Robert Covington and get a healthy Jusuf Nurkic and all of a sudden jump from barely the 8-seed to winning the entire conference.