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NBA: Curious TV moment! Experts wear oxygen masks



Curious moment before the start of the first game of the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat.

Experts Grant Hill (50) and Charles Barkley (60) can be seen on US television wearing an oxygen mask.

How come?!

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Denver is at 1,608 meters. Never has an NBA Finals been held at such a high altitude. On US television, it was therefore discussed whether the mountain air could make a difference. After all, the Nuggets haven’t lost a home playoff game this season.

Allegedly, the air issue should even concern many opposing players who have to play in Denver. The NFL has also repeatedly heard that “Mile High City” Denver is a problem. Last year, the NHL team Colorado Avalanche also won the Stanley Cup.

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Hill and Barkley see it completely differently, make fun of these statements and therefore jokingly wear the oxygen masks in the preliminary reporting. “This is the most nonsense I’ve ever heard,” says Barkley, who played in the NBA from 1984 to 2000 and is one of the best basketball players in history.

It might be a factor in the NFL, but that happens outside, too, he says. So Hill and Barkley quickly take off their oxygen masks and laugh their asses off.

Barkley continued, “The Nuggets are in the Finals for the first time in their history. We see the best athletes in the world. If the air here made such a difference, frustrating opposing players and affecting performance, Denver would have to be in the finals every year. And now suddenly height is important?! Come on.”

Shaquille O’Neal (51) counters this and says: “It’s definitely a factor. You know that yourself.” Barkley just adds “it’s not a factor”.

Game 1 of the Finals went to the Nuggets. Let’s see how the Heat fare in Denver in game two. Maybe the height difference is a bigger issue after all…


Source: Asia Times

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