HoopsHype Charles Barkley rumors

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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Charles Barkley didn’t like what his fellow Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA analyst had to say. It wasn’t anger as much as disappointment, like when your parents catch you trying to sneak downstairs to eat all the cookies and play video games. Here’s what the TNT analyst said on Inside the NBA on Wednesday night, after the tweet was read: “Magic Johnson’s bigger than that. Magic Johnson’s bigger than that. Listen, Mike D’Antoni is a good coach. They didn’t give him a lot to work with. But Magic Johnson, he’s bigger than that.” For The Win

April 30, 2014 Updates

Barkley, expecting a one-year suspension, was surprised at the lifetime ban, but supported it fully. "It's an NBA thing, but everyone who goes to work should feel like they're appreciated," he said. "I hope that not just the NBA, but every person who gets humiliated at work, they all stand together. It was just a great day for me." Smith agreed, calling it "one of the proudest moments being in the NBA family" and saying it "lifted my spirits." SB Nation

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Charles Barkley, ever the diplomat, had some harsh words for the Indiana Pacers after their Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks: "Wussies,'' he called them. Blue collar, gold swagger ... wussies. "Dogs,'' he called them. USA Today Sports

Paul George acknowledged the team was aware of Barkley's observations. "That's Charles being Charles," he said. "I didn't take no offense to it. Chuck ain't been behind this team from the get-go." Um, that's not true. Barkley has been the biggest Pacers fan on national TV, and has been for two years. He picked the Pacers to reach the NBA Finals last year during the Heat series, and has continually sung the team's praises throughout this year. "Larry (Bird) has told us that as well, when he said we were playing soft," George said, referring to a Bird late-night call to a Star reporter that set off a Twitter firestorm. "We need to play bigger and stronger and play more aggressive. It doesn't fire me up. It fires us up that we took a loss against a team we should have beaten and gave up home-court advantage." USA Today Sports

April 20, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers are on the verge of a complete meltdown. The team survived a disastrous end to the regular season and still managed to claim the East’s No. 1 seed, but the Pacers gave away home court advantage with a shocking Game 1 loss to the No. 8 Atlanta Hawks Saturday. Atlanta cruised to a 14-0 lead to open the game and kept the lead in double-digits until the final minute of play. Kyle Korver blocked Roy Hibbert twice. On TNT Sunday, analyst Charles Barkley unloaded on the Pacers, calling them “flat wussies” for their performance. For The Win

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