HoopsHype Charles Barkley rumors

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Speaking up in the Barkley family didn't start with Charles. But he's doing a fine job of carrying on the tradition. "The only people who distrust the cops are crooks," Barkley told USA TODAY Sports during a recent interview. "They're not out there just harassing innocent people. "Maybe sometimes they do. But there's no inherent situation where cops are deliberately out there harassing people." USA Today Sports

April Shelton, who attended Leeds with Barkley's younger brother, took to Facebook and called Charles Barkley "an embarrassment." She took exception to his branding people who rioted and looted in Ferguson "scumbags." "These people are hurting, and I don't understand why he can't see the hurt within the community in which they live," she told USA TODAY Sports. "From what we went through in Leeds, Alabama, he should known better. He should know the struggle we went through." USA Today Sports

Dismissing the notion his views are conservative, Barkley said he always votes Democratic, is pro-choice and supports same-sex marriage, a position that he noted puts him at odds with fellow Southerners, both African Americans and white. "That's one of the problems with this country, they put you in a box," said Barkley, who lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. "You're a Republican, you're a Democrat, you're conservative, you're liberal. And that's really unfair." USA Today Sports

December 9, 2014 Updates

Warriors coach Steve Kerr, informed of Barkley's "one big man away" comments following Monday's victory at Minnesota, took the criticisms in good humor. "First of all, knowing Charles' history with prognostications, that makes me feel great," Kerr said with a chuckle. "I feel better about our chances now if Charles said we are going to lose. "But as far as not being a low-post team, he's right," Kerr added. "We get a little bit of low-post scoring from Bogues. I'm really looking forward to getting David Lee back because he's our best low-post player and I think he'll provide some of that. But look, the strength of our team is our backcourt and our defense. That's who we are." Contra Costa Times

December 3, 2014 Updates

There's a reason you've never seen an official Charles Barkley twitter handle ... or Instagram ... or Vine ... because Sir Charles tells us, "I don't want to talk to those idiots." Barkley says he is 100% AGAINST joining any social media platform ... explaining, "I don't feel the need to talk to every idiot in America." TMZ.com

December 2, 2014 Updates

Barkley said he was disturbed by the actions of some protestors who turned vandals and looters after the announcement. "Those aren't black people, those are scumbags," said Barkley, who is known for his strong opinions as an NBA analyst on TNT. "There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people's businesses, burning down police cars." Toronto Sun

December 1, 2014 Updates

“I actually like what they are doing,” Barkley said recently. ”They have got a bright future. They got the Rookie of the Year (Michael Carter-Williams), they got (Nerlens) Noel back, I think he is going to be a good player. I am not playing (Joel) Embiid this year, I am not playing him. I am going to get another lottery pick next year, and I got four studs going forward — I’ve got a point guard, I’ve got a power forward, I’ve got a legit center. They’re hoping, in three or four years, they can be what Oklahoma City is now.” Sporting News

November 16, 2014 Updates

"I felt like I've been managing myself pretty good," Rose said after the Bulls' practice Tuesday. "I know a lot of people get mad when they see me sit out or whatever, but I think a lot of people don't understand that … when I sit out it's not because of this year. I'm thinking about long-term. I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball. Having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to, I don't want to be in my meetings all sore or be at my son's graduation all sore just because of something I did in the past. (I'm) just learning and being smart." TNT commentator Charles Barkley blasted Rose for the comments. "That was stupid," Barkley said. "Derrick Rose is a great player; he's a great kid. We're so blessed. I limp around, but I go home to a big ol' mansion. There's people who work harder than Derrick Rose who go home to a shack. There are consequences to what we do for a living. We got the best life in the world." Houston Chronicle

November 14, 2014 Updates

Mention that Barkley doesn't believe the cold shoulder is merited, and Cousins responds as if Barkley is standing directly in front of him: "I have no respect for you and I never will. We have nothing to talk about. So, yes, every time we see each other, there will never be words." Bleacher Report

"Coming up as a kid and hearing that from one of the best players ever to come out of Alabama," Cousins said, "a guy people grow up looking up to, to hear him say, 'Well, he's not that good...' I remember it like it was yesterday. Then, coming into my rookie season, you take up for your ex-coach and say I'm the worst thing that ever happened to Sacramento on national TV. Yeah, I'm going to remember." Bleacher Report

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The greatest friendship since Rick Blaine and Capt. Renault is on the rocks. So says Charles Barkley. In a Yahoo interview, Charles Barkley divulges that critical comments he’s made about the former Charlotte Bobcats as a TNT analyst have rankled MJ, that team’s owner. “I think that Michael was upset by some of the things I said about the Bobcats – which, number one, they were true,” Barkley said. “I told you earlier, I’m going to be honest, and I’m going to be fair. The Bobcats -– first of all, he’s doing a much better job. But a couple years ago, I want to say three years ago, when they were vying for the worst record in NBA history, Michael had not done a good job. He took it personally.” Washington Post

September 4, 2014 Updates

Charles Barkley, in an interview with Graham Bensinger: I think that Michael was upset by some of the things I said about the Bobcats – which, number one, they were true. I told you earlier, I’m going to be honest, and I’m going to be fair. The Bobcats – first of all, he’s doing a much better job. But a couple years ago, I want to say three years ago, when they were vying for the worst record in NBA history, Michael had not done a good job. He took it personally. NBCSports.com

June 4, 2014 Updates

Charles Barkley is one of the most popular, tell-it-like-it-is minds in the NBA, so it shouldn't have been surprising to hear his response when asked if he thought of coaching in the NBA and if so, why not the Los Angeles Lakers? "No. 1, I'm not jumping on a bad job," the analyst and former player said Tuesday during a teleconference call to promote the 25th annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Reno Gazette-Journal

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