When the NBA announced Salt Lake City as the host of the 2023 All-Star Game, many wondered how exactly the extracurricular activities surrounding the game would be organized, given Salt Lake’s reputation as a city without much nightlife.
Almost everyone who has been to Salt Lake has complimented how the All-Star went and how good a job they did hosting, including the NBA on TNT crew who were pleasantly surprised at how good the 2023 All-Star experience was was was – Draymond Green in particular was shocked at how much he enjoyed SLC. However, after talking about how great the people of Utah were and how much they enjoyed All-Star, Charles Barkley couldn’t help but broach the city’s lack of opportunities for debauchery, joking that everyone is in Salt Lake City goes to heaven because “there is nothing to do in this boring city”.
The timing of this was hysterical because they literally were Only He talked on the show about how great Utah had been, and then Chuck buried Salt Lake City’s nightlife, and Shaq blasted that he ate more room service that week than he had in his entire time in Los Angeles. Shaq also keeps pulling Chuck with a “Where are they going Chuck?!” what Shaq always loves to do Inside the NBA.
All in all, Charles Barkley, who can only joke about the lack of places to drink and smoke, is actually a pretty strong endorsement of Salt Lake’s all-star performance this week.
https://uproxx.com/dimemag/charles-barkley-salt-lake-city-heaven-boring-video-all-star/ Charles Barkley said that everyone in Salt Lake City goes to heaven