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Charles Barkley Publicly Picks the Georgia Bulldogs to Win it All - “I Guarantee!"

January 7, 2022

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INDIANAPOLIS - NBA legend, and Georgia Bulldog hater Charles Barkley picked the Dawgs to beat Alabama and win it all on Monday. 

“Its that time,” Barkley screamed before slamming a button locking in his pick. “The Georgia Bulldogs are going to win the national championship.”

The No. 3 Bulldogs are listed as a 2.5-point favorite by FanDuel to beat No. 1 Alabama here in Indianapolis Monday night. The Tide topped Georgia in the SEC Championship in Atlanta in December. 

“I guarantee!,” Barkley said just before mascot Hairy Dawg jumped out on set to high five the former Auburn star. 

Former Georgia athletes Maria Taylor and Anthony Edwards pleaded with Barkley not to pick the Dawgs. Even Barkley’s co-host on NBA on TNT and UGA alum Ernie Johnson pleaded with Barkley not to pick Georgia. 

“I speak for all University of Georgia fans when I say let’s just hope and play that Charles Barkley does not pick the University of Georgia to win the national championship,” Johnson said. 

“No, it is there time Ernie,” Barkley said back. “It is there time.”

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