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After Wednesday night’s Game 3, which the Golden State Warriors won 118-113 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead, the oft-outspoken Charles Barkley blasted Thompson (0-for-1 from the field; three rebounds in 23 minutes) for disappearing once again. “He scored the same amount of point (zero) as me and Shaq (did tonight) … and he had three whole rebounds,” Barkley said on the NBA TV broadcast. “Let me just tell you something. I’m a fat, old dude. If they put me in an NBA game right now for 20 minutes, I’d get three rebounds.”
Sir Charles is selling himself short, according to Roenick. “He knows sports and he always has an opinion,” Roenick said, laughing. “He would have no problem telling Mike and I what we don’t know about the game. Roenick predicted that if Barkley joined NBC’s team for a game “it would be the highest-rated hockey program of all-time.”
Barkley lives in Arizona and attends five to 10 Coyotes game per season. He’s also following the career of Arizona native Auston Matthews, who is a young star with the Toronto Maple Leafs. “But really I root for the guys who are great but didn’t win a championship because I’m on that list,” he said. “At the start of the playoffs, I was rooting for Henrik Lundqvist, (Alex) Ovechkin and Joe Thornton.”
With the Stanley Cup Final starting tonight, he’s rooting for the Predators because their franchise has never won. He’s also a fan of Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban. “It’s tough because one of my best friends is (Pittsburgh assistant coach) Rick Tocchet,” Barkley said. He said his NBA buddies have started paying more attention to the NHL because of Seth Jones. He’s the son of former NBA player and long-time coach Popeye Jones.
That’s exactly what Hall of Famer Charles Barkley discussed during his stop on the Cowlishaw & Dennis Show on KESN-FM 103.3 (ESPN Dallas) on Tuesday. As that conversation turned to the habit of many star players forming superteams in today’s NBA, Barkley took the opportunity to praise Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki. “One of the reasons I respect Dirk Nowitzki, can you imagine if Dirk Nowitzki had left the Mavs and kind of cheated his way to a championship? What you people would be saying about him in Dallas?” Barkley asked. “But he hung in there, Mark [Cuban] and Don Nelson put a team together and they won it. And that’s better on your resume than calling all your friends and saying, ‘Hey, let’s get together and dominate the NBA.’ You have to factor that in. Nobody wants to do that anymore.”
Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley got very, very personal on the air on Wednesday after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night, and apparently, Shaq wasn’t finished with Chuck days later. He posted this photo to his Facebook page in celebration of Throwback Thursday with a caption that took another shot at Barkley. “Back when I used to DOMINATE on bum [expletive] Chuck.”