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March 22, 2015 Updates

Here are some of the questions and answers we asked Robinson. Who was better Karl Malone or Charles Barkley? “I’d have to say Karl. He was remarkably steady. Charles was a force to be reckoned with most of the time, a Hall-of-Famer, but there were times when he was more trouble than he was worth.” FanSided

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We met up with Barkley for a one-on-one conversation here after his talk, where he told us why he's silent, socially. "People have become so mean-spirited, (online) I choose not to partake in it. When you're in the limelight, people take potshots at you." USA Today Sports

Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller both say that Andrew and Aaron Harrison should remain at Kentucky for their junior seasons instead of entering the NBA Draft. “I think they should stay,” Miller told SNY.tv at at the NCAA Tournament Media Day Tuesday in New York. “I think Aaron’s probably a little bit more ready than Andrew, but if they want to be a package deal and come out together, then they both should wait.” ZagsBlog.com

March 10, 2015 Updates

Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller both say the Knicks should select Kentucky freshman big man Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft should the ping pong balls bounce their way. “I would take Towns No. 1,” Barkley told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog at the NCAA Tournament Media Day Tuesday in New York. The Knicks Blog

March 3, 2015 Updates

Green previously took offense with Barkley's characterization of the Warriors as a jump-shooting team that couldn't be counted on to win the NBA championship. "I think he was shorter than me. You would think he would support me," said the 6-foot-7-inch Green, who said he used to watch tape of the 6-6 Barkley's playing days to improve himself. "But hey, maybe he thinks I can't win one (championship) because he ain't got one. So if he's the same size, and he can't win a championship, we'll see what happens. I've got a lot more years to do it than he's got, you know? "A guy who's not a champion can't talk too much about championships, can he? I'm not sure how much he won anything in his career teamwise. Been to the Finals, but ... for him to say that -- they won't win because he's too small -- maybe that's why he didn't win, because he was too small." San Jose Mercury-News

February 28, 2015 Updates

Draymond Green caught wind of TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley’s comments that the Warriors forward was small and not “tough enough” as Golden State lost to Cleveland. Green fired back Saturday once again after previously having disagreed with Barkley’s characterization of the Warriors as a jump-shooting team that couldn’t be counted on to win an NBA championship. “I think he was shorter than me. You would think he would support me,” said Green, who at 6-foot-7 noted he used to watch tape of Barkley’s playing days to improve himself. “But hey, maybe he thinks I can’t win one (championship) because he ain’t got one. So if he’s the same size, and he can’t win a championship, we’ll see what happens. I’ve got a lot more years to do it than he’s got, you know? Contra Costa Times

“A guy who’s not a champion can’t talk too much about championships, can he? I’m not sure how much he won anything in his career team-wise. Been to the finals, but… For him to say that – they won’t win because he’s too small – maybe that’s why he didn’t win. Because he was too small.” Contra Costa Times

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Charles Barkley did two segments on the Dan Patrick Show this morning. When he was asked about Kevin Durant’s new beef with the media, Barkley started talking about the “clowns on the internet.” Then he went on a tangent about how most guys in the media are good guys at heart, but said that there are some “scumbags” like Peter Vecsey, Skip Bayless, and Phil Mushnick. Vecsey’s feud with Barkley dates way back, and Phil Mushnick was bashing Barkley’s ‘role model’ ad in the early 90’s. As for Bayless, Barkley has previously called him a “punk-ass” hater, and opined that the First Taker has “surpassed Vecsey as the biggest jackass in the history of journalism.” The Big Lead

February 17, 2015 Updates

The former 1996 Slam Dunk Champion said, “I think he’s doing a massive disservice to what it is teams now know are keys to a successful run in not only building your roster, but to winning championships.” Barry continued, “Talent, you’ll always need talent, but to think that they don’t use the numbers to benefit their team and use that as a tool to be better, you gotta get out of that cave.” Analytics has become a huge part of the NBA, and is used now more than ever. “It broadcasts where your team’s huge deficiencies were,” said the two-time NBA champion. There is now no doubt that analytics, and the data collected have been able to help teams adjust their rosters to make themselves better. “NBA basketball was, in the 80’s, purely a two man game,” Barry recalled. “They would put the two best players on one side of the floor, and the other players had to be within touching distance of their man and the best players in the world would operate one on one with the defensive guy. There’s no doubt that the game has changed in recent years. It’s become more of a team game, more ball movement and more player involvement. [Analytics has created] such a monumental shift of movement style offenses, passing style offense.” CLNS Radio

February 16, 2015 Updates

Was there any other team than Phoenix that was close to getting you? I got traded to the Lakers one day [in 1992] and they retracted the deal. No way. Yeah. The Sixers backed out. It was going crazy for two weeks so I knew it would come down to Portland, [the] Lakers or Phoenix. So I get a call from my agent one morning and he said, “Philly has traded you to the Lakers.” So I went to lunch and started drinking. I’m f---ing so excited that I am going to the Lakers. Three hours later I get a f---ing phone call from my agent saying that the Sixers backed out of the deal. I said, “Oh, s--t, I’m feeling pretty good right now.” So I went out and played that night. Sports Illustrated

​Do you have any interest in talking to Daryl Morey? Charles Barkley: Not at all. I have nothing against Daryl Morey. But what annoys me about Daryl Morey is they [the Rockets] go out and get James Harden. Then, they go get Dwight Howard. They go get Trevor Ariza. They go after Carmelo Anthony. They go after Chris Bosh. How is that analytics, just getting better players? Just explain it to me. Seriously. I am willing to deal with common sense. I mean, come on. They are just bringing in better players. How is that analytical? Sports Illustrated

February 15, 2015 Updates

SLAM: All good. We were talking about how analytics, that extra stuff, won’t trump talent but can be the difference when two teams with similar talent levels meet. CB: We never talked about analytics in the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s. It’s something they just came up with. Kenny Smith: I have to add something too, because you asked me the same question. I’ll really believe in analytics if you trade Danny Green for Chris Bosh and win a championship. When you show me that a guy that’s not obviously better than another guy makes a team better than the other guy would have. When someone says, You know, Bosh is not going to help us win but Danny Green will and we know that because of analytics. When that happens then I’ll be like, This stuff works. SLAM

SLAM: When you’re sitting here, how are you watching the games? What are the things you’re looking at or for? CB: That’s a good question. I’m watching the style of play, looking at matchups, you guys talk a lot about analytical bullshit—this game’s all about matchups. Here I’m looking at the Cleveland Cavaliers shooting way too many jump shots, and they’re playing at too slow a pace. And that’s why I think Chicago can beat them in a seven-game series. SLAM

February 14, 2015 Updates

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