Charles Barkley Doesn’t Know What a Direct Message Is

February 4, 2022

1. “What did you call it? DM?”

That was Charles Barkley trying to figure out how Ben Simmons was able to message Shaquille O’Neal about criticisms Shaq recently unleashed on the Sixers guard.

The reason Inside the NBA is an iconic studio show is because you never know what you’re going to get from the cast. Thursday night, it was Kenny Smith trying to explain to Barkley how a direct message works.

At first, Smith was disgusted with Barkley, saying, “Come on. Stop. Don’t even show your ignorance with that,” when Barkley said he didn’t know what “direct message” means.