Before the Rockets-Lakers game on Sunday, Charles Barkley announced that if Yao Ming were to score as many as 19 points in any game this year, he'd kiss Kenny Smith's ass on national TV. Well, it's time to pay up, as Yao scored 20 against the Shaqless Lakers. Kenny Smith is planning on holding Barkley to the terms of the agreement:
"I make people pay their debts," Smith said. "Charles will pay his debt to society, no question about it. He will pay his debt, and it will be on camera.
"Charles goes to Las Vegas a lot. In Vegas, you can't leave the table until you pay your debts."
Smith also hinted he has further humiliation in mind for Barkley but would not elaborate.
"Charles even called me today, but I'm not answering his calls until Thursday," Smith said. "I'm not giving him any way to get any kind of hint about what I have planned for him."