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March 23, 2018 | 12:35 pm EDT Update
Jeff McDonald: Danny Green at shootaround: Does not deny there was a team meeting with Kawhi. Disputes the characterization it was acrimonious. @Tom Orsborn has your blog to come.
Tom Orsborn: Danny Green regarding the team meeting in which Kawhi was reportedly asked about his status: “Nobody in there was frustrated or took it the wrong way. We communicated like adults. We don’t have personalities in our locker room to be coming after each other.”
Deitsch: What is the first thing you would do if you were NBA Commissioner? Barkley: I would make some of these kids stay in school for two years because I think we defeat the purpose of the NBA Draft. The way the draft is designed is for bad teams to get some help. I would make it mandatory to stay in school for two years because I think it makes a big difference. Let’s be realistic: I have only seen one NBA player who was ready right out of high school and that was LeBron James. Even as great as Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett were, they were not ready for the NBA, and those are all-time greats. Now we have every kid in the world thinking they will be in college for one year and I hate it for the fans.
Deitsch: How many more years do you want to work as a broadcaster? Barkley: I’m trying to make it to 60 because I still want to be young enough where I can enjoy my life and have fun. That is no disrespect to old people, but I don’t think you are going to be having a lot of fun at 70 or 75. From 60 to 70, I just want to enjoy life.
Deitsch: You have previously told me when we spoke that you were considering quitting broadcasting but you have stuck around. What changed? Barkley: Well, number one, money (laughs). I have a great contract. But I am looking at 60 as the end.