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Barkley trolls Warriors, ex-GM Myers with Titanic dig

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Charles Barkley isn't a Warriors fan, to say the least. So when he sees a chance to throw a jab at the organization, he doesn't hold back -- as was the case Thursday night.

During the ESPN-TNT crossover for Thursday's NBA In-Season Tournament semifinal games in Las Vegas, Barkley found the perfect opportunity to shade Golden State with its former general manager, Bob Myers, sitting just a few feet away from him.

"I want to give you credit for jumping off the Titanic before it sunk," Barkley yelled out to Myers.

The crowd outside T-Mobile Arena offered mixed reactions to Barkley's dig, as some laughed in shock, while others, presumably Warriors fans, booed the Basketball Hall of Famer-turned-TNT analyst.

"I have friends over there," Myers responded.

"Yeah, you're going to see them soon," Barkley said.

Injuries, suspensions and an underwhelming start from starters not named Steph Curry have left the Warriors 10-11 so far this season and sitting toward the bottom of the Western Conference standings.

Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins are working their way back from sluggish shooting performances, and Draymond Green is focused on not missing any more time after serving a five-game NBA-mandated suspension for putting Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert in a headlock.

Myers, who spent 12 years with the Warriors, announced in May that he was stepping down as the franchise's president and general manager. Myers, a two-time NBA Executive of the Year who led the Warriors to four league championships, now is an ESPN studio analyst.

Despite walking away from the Warriors to explore other endeavors, Myers' ties to the team won't go away. And, apparently, neither will the digs from Barkley.

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