(THE HILL) Former NBA star Charles Barkley threw down some political smack talk against Mitt Romney Sunday night, saying the presumptive GOP presidential nominee would be beaten “like a drum in November.”

“Mitt Romney, listen man. We’re gonna beat you like a drum in November,” Barkley said during the TNT broadcast of Sunday night’s Celtics game. “Don’t take it personally. I like you, you seem like a nice guy. But you’re going down, bro.”

“This is not a paid political ad,” interjected Barkey’s TNT colleague, Ernie Johnson Jr.

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