Charles Barkley Takes Jab At Jayson Tatum During Stanley Cup Broadcast

One avenue Tatum probably wasn’t expecting shade to come from was ABC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Final

but that became a reality Monday night.

Jayson Tatum has been catching flak in all directions following his dud in the Boston Celtics’ season-ending loss.

The Celtics superstar caught a ricochet shot from Charles Barkley during

the first intermission of Game 3 between the Tampa Bay Lightning 

Barkley, who isn’t exactly a bastion of hockey knowledge

“Well, this is a turnover, No. 1. This is a regular, old Jayson Tatum turnover,” Barkley said. “I’m sorry. I’m just joking.”

Turnovers certainly were aplenty for Tatum in the spring.

And although he wasn’t at his best when Boston’s back was against the wall

the 24-year-old arguably should be the biggest source of optimism for the Celtics returning to basketball’s biggest stage.