Watch Bill Russell flip off Charles Barkley after high praise

Watch Bill Russell flip off Charles Barkley after high praise

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Watch Bill Russell flip off Charles Barkley after high praise

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Former NBA player turned analyst Charles Barkley was actually in a festive mood during the NBA Awards on Monday night, which was a nice change of page.

Barkley gave a nice speech after presenting a lifetime achievement award to Oscar Robertson — showing some love for Bill Russell in the process.

Russell was mentioned in the group of players that Barkley believed helped pave the way for him, and a funny sequence followed the “Inside the NBA” analyst mentioning the five-time MVP. Russell responded to Barkley’s praise by flipping him off — with a smile, of course.

Let that be a lesson to you all: You can do whatever gesture you deem appropriate, as long as it’s done with a smile.

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