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Kenny, Bring Me Some Water? is a popular meme that has been around since the early 2000s. It is usually used to express confusion or frustration.
As regulars on Inside the NBA, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith enjoy a fantastic working relationship. They’re also not scared to poke each other.
Chuck and The Jet, along with Shaquille O’Neal, provide levity to the program with fantastic back-and-forth banter and the odd funny one-liner. Barkley, in particular, has a penchant for delivering memorable lines, and he ridiculed Smith mercilessly when the former Houston Rockets guard attempted to teach him some lessons from Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon.
Hakeem Olajuwon’s teammates were Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.
Although Charles Barkley isn’t regarded as a Houston Rockets icon, he did play with Hakeem Olajuwon.
The last four seasons of Barkley’s NBA career were spent in Houston. Although the Rockets did reach the Western Conference Finals in 1996-97, they were largely forgettable seasons.
In Houston, Kenny Smith’s run was much more noteworthy. Smith was a key member of the Rockets’ 1994 and 1995 championship teams. Opposing teams had to respect Houston’s shooting because of his ability to spread the floor, which allowed Olajuwon more freedom to operate on the block.
The Round Mound of Rebound, on the other hand, joked that Olajuwon carried Smith and the rest of his Rockets colleagues throughout their 1990s run.
Smith, according to Barkley, was The Dream’s water boy.
When giving commentary, the Inside the NBA guys often rely on their own playing experiences, which may lead to some great ribbing. Last May, Kenny Smith was in this situation.
Smith mentioned Hakeem Olajuwon when breaking down a playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks. “Hakeem Olajuwon used to say this to me all the time…” he started his story. Charles Barkley compared him to Adam Sandler’s fictitious depiction of Bobby Boucher before he could continue.
“Kenny, could you just get me some water?”
Charles Barkley is a basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.
For years, the Rockets’ franchise was built on the Dream. He’s a former MVP whose two-way prowess has made him one of the NBA’s best centers. Smith, on the other hand, was much more than Olajuwon’s and the Rockets’ water boy.
During Houston’s back-to-back championship runs, Smith made key plays. He scored a then-record seven three-pointers in Game 1 of the 1995 NBA Finals, helping the Rockets overcome an 11-point first-half deficit.
Smith, to his credit, had a fast retort for Barkley. “Charles is very heavy,” he joked, as Olajuwon would tell him. Of course, The Jet may take comfort in the fact that he possesses the one thing Barkley never had throughout his illustrious NBA career.
Chuck never got the championship bling that the Jet has.
On January 5, 2017, at CES 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kenny Smith (L) and Charles Barkley chuckle during a live broadcast of “NBA on TNT” | Ethan Miller/Getty Images
If Barkley had joined the Rockets a few seasons sooner, he may have been able to join Smith in the ring club.
When Chuck joined up with Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler in Houston, he was nearing the end of his career. Injuries kept him from approaching his former self, and the addition of Scottie Pippen a few years later only added to the locker room friction rather than providing the Rockets with the last piece they needed to win another championship.
Unfortunately, Olajuwon’s unique brilliance wasn’t enough to get Barkley a trophy. As the new century neared, the Dream started to fade as aging and injury took their toll.
Smith may easily reply by flashing the bling on his two fingers, which the Chuckster is unlikely to quit poking at anytime soon.
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