SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Despite many compliments during his time in Utah, a comment made by Charles Barkley during coverage of the NBA All-Star Game is blowing up after he called Salt Lake City "boring."
"These people going to heaven," Barkley said on the TNT broadcast of the game. "Ain't nothing to do in this boring-a** city."
Shaquille O'Neal, who was also a commentator at the game, said he hasn't left his hotel room much during his stay.
"I never ate so much room service in my life," Shaq said.
While many on social media were laughing along with the commentators, some were disappointed to hear the comment.
Utah Sen. Nate Blouin, a Democrat, said they are "just perpetuating a reputation we're working hard to change."