charles barkley & mitt romney*If you’re a Charles Barkley fan it’s probably because he says what’s on his mind. Period. And it’s usually funny, too.

Over the weekend, Barkley took advantage of the camera being on Mitt Romney at a Boston/Atlanta NBA playoff game.

According to the Huffington Post, told the audience: “Don’t take it personally. You seem like a nice guy, but you’re going down, bro.”

He, of course was speaking about Romney as the GOP presidential candidate going against President Obama in November. He went on to say that Romney would get beat “like a drum” in November.

Romney was the game being played at Boston’s TD Arena, where he was shown mingling with the crown, no doubt looking for some TV exposure and trying to get his hipness factor off of being stuck on zero.

“We’re going to beat you like a drum in November,” Barkley said as the camera cut to Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. “Don’t take it personally. You seem like a nice guy, but you’re going down, bro.”

Interestingly, Barkley, once a Republican, switched his allegiance to the Democrats.