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Old 06-20-2002, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Don't you just love Barkley?

The guy is hilarious on TNT and I'm glad he just signed a four-year contract extension! Check out these quotes courtesy of The Amico Report:
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Charles Barkley recently played in Mario Lemieux's celebrity golf tournament in Pittsburgh. Here are some of the things Barkley told reporters that day:

On if Shaquille O'Neal is the NBA's best player:

"Anybody who don't think that is an idiot. The only thing that I can see stopping him is boredom and injuries. Someday, he may be arguably the greatest player to ever play the game."

On the fact that Shaq can't shoot free throws (or used to not be able to, anyway):

"That lets you know there's a god. You know there's a god, because if Shaq could shoot free throws, it wouldn't be fair. If he could, it'd be scary."

On Shaq again:

"He's good for the league. He's got another five dominant years left in him before age and wear and tear take over."

On basketball in general:

"It's not really a team game, it's a star game. When the game's on the line, the star has to take over."

On whether Michael Jordan will return to the Washington Wizards:

"Michael's gonna make his own decision. Michael's a grown man, I don't have to tell Michael what to do. He doesn't listen to anybody anyway."

On Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan:

"Don't ask me those silly questions. Kobe Bryant's not as good as Michael Jordan. He don't have toughness, intensity. Michael Jordan's a whole different animal. Michael, he's like Tiger (Woods), he tries to kill you. Kobe's just real good. Michael's just mean and nasty about it."

On Charles Barkley's place in the game:

"I'm not Michael Jordan. I was really damn good, but I'm not Michael Jordan. I can live with that."

On whether he wants to coach:

"No. I'm back with TNT. I just signed a four-year deal. I enjoy talking about basketball. It's fun. Then I take it to the next level and I talk about social things."

On kids entering the NBA out of high school:

"They're ripping fans off. The draft was designed for bad teams to get immediate help. When you draft a kid out of high school, he is not gonna help your team for three years. So the fans get screwed for three years. College is corrupt. They're not educating kids, they're making a ton of money on the kids. It's bogus to call them student-athletes. I'm more concerned about the NBA product -- which is a bad product right now. When a guy goes to college, he gets better."
He has so much to say on so many issues that I never fail to crack up when listening to him. Some don't like him for his big mouth, but I love his bluntness.
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Old 06-20-2002, 10:06 PM   #2
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Oh, I am so glad to hear someone give Barkley his praises. I really enjoy his commentary on all issues, maybe the reason I enjoy it is that i enjoy controversy in sports.... and we all know Barkley is controversial. I really respect Barkley, he makes his comments and has no second thoughts. And some of the comments he makes are like whoa....but then he has justification on all of them and to be honest to me they make sense.

I as well as you am glad he is returning and signed an extension with TNT.

Can you imagine him being a coach....he would have the whole team pissed at him!

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I dislike him for thinking he is all that. I think he just has nothing to do.
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Sam, Sir Charles is all that, though. He's wealthy, witty, knowledgeable about the game, and retired. He has women, plays golf, and is Michael Jordan's best friend. But no, he's just an ordinary guy, right?
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Well I agree with Marc. He is ALL THAT, he has the money and respect to say whatever he wants to say.

And most of the time, I agree with him. He says what people don't want to hear.
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Right on ... more like he says what people are afraid to say. I hope he is with the TNT crew for Wednesday's draft.
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Anybody can say anything!
He says things people don't usually say, but that doesn't mean it's good. He's quite arrogant actually.
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Isn't our society arrogant? Isn't every player who plays NBA basketball arrogant? Arrogant or not I love his Commentary during pregames, halftimes, and postgames.

And Ususally when people say things that others don't that separates them from the others and makes them much more noticeable and they are more apt to draw a fan base.

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Anybody can say anything!
Are you sure? If I were you, I'd detract that statement.
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