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Charles Barkley rips 'ridiculous' Suns after another awful start

Posted: 9:51 PM, Dec 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 04:51:02Z

Like most Phoenix Suns fans right about now, Charles Barkley is fed up.

On Thursday, the Suns became the first team in the shot-clock era -- so, going back to at least the 1954-55 NBA season -- to be held to under 10 points in the first quarter in back-to-back games. After trailing the Sacramento Kings 36-9 at the end of the first quarter in Phoenix on Tuesday, they fell behind 34-9 to the Trail Blazers after one quarter in Portland on Thursday.

Yes, the Suns were once again without their two leading scorers, Devin Booker and T.J. Warren, due to injury. But during the NBA on TNT on Thursday night, Barkley wasn't interested in any of those excuses.

"Come on, man. Seven points?" Barkley, who still calls Arizona home, said when the Blazers led the Suns 34-7 late in the first quarter. "This is ridiculous, Phoenix. Come on, man. Y'all embarrassing me."

The Suns had the NBA's worst record last season and have the worst record through 24 games this season. In other news, the Phoenix City Council is set to vote on a $230 million renovation project for Talking Stick Resort Arena.