EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Charles Barkley made a big pledge to the winless Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday:
"I'm going on a fast," Barkley proclaimed during an “Inside the NBA” segment. "I’m not going to eat again until the Lakers win a game. I'm not going to eat another meal until the Lakers win a game."
But Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't buying it.
“I think he will eat tomorrow to be honest with you,” Scott said. “I don’t believe he’s going on a hunger strike. ... To give up food for another couple days, I don’t buy that one bit. He’s probably sneaking it in at home and everything."
The 0-5 Lakers’ next game is Sunday at home against the Charlotte Hornets. They then embark on a road back-to-back against Memphis and New Orleans, followed by home games against San Antonio and Golden State and a three-game road trip against Atlanta, Houston and Dallas.
“Charles right now is praying that we win Sunday,” Scott said.