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Charles Barkley
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Turner Sports analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley didn’t feel the need to hedge in a Monday appearance on the Paul Finebaum Show. “We’re gonna make a decision in the next week,” Barkley said. “I’m 100% sure we’re going to play. I know my friends in Major League Baseball are going to play. I know that the (NHL) is going to play. … I do know this, talking to my bosses at Turner: We’re going to play basketball. It is gonna be in Florida and Vegas, or just Florida.”
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“The key is gonna be the players,” Barkley said. “I mean, listen — big basketball players pushing on each other in the lane, fighting for rebounds and post position, there’s no way they can social distance. You got to worry — they say they’re gonna put them in a hotel for two or three months, I’m like, ‘Well are the maids gonna be in the hotel for two or three months?’ The maids are gonna go home every day. What about the people in room service? They’re gonna go home every day. So it’s just a lot of unanswered questions.”
Charles Barkley is known by most young fans for his antics on TNT’s NBA on TNT but before he had a successful analyst career he had a Hall of Fame basketball career. Barkley talked about how he played in a game drunk once on ESPN Reporter’s Zach Lowe’s podcast because he thought he was getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1992 season. Barkley said: “My agent calls me one morning and he says ‘hey, you’re going to get traded to the Lakers today. And me and my friends, we go out and celebrate and get drunk around noon…. He calls me later and says ‘hey you’ve been traded to the Lakers, they’re going to finalize the deal and I’ll get back to you.’
Naismith Hall of Famer and TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley maintains he would have done an excellent job if given a chance to run the Orlando Magic’s front office when the opportunity apparently arose in 2017. “I was very disappointed I didn’t get the job (three) years ago,” Barkley said in an episode of “The Lowe Post” podcast released Tuesday. “They were great to me to a certain degree, but I thought I should have got the job, to be honest with you,” the 57-year-old added. “They went a different direction. I think I’d be great at the job because I’m smart enough to hire people who know what they’re doing.”
Of his many claims, many of which were spot on, Malone listed three fellow power forwards who had more God-given ability than he did, but didn’t quite reach the same level of play. “I’m going to tell you three guys that had more talent than Karl Malone — Chris Webber, Derrick Coleman and Charles Barkley,” Malone said. “More talent. More talent. But, they didn’t outwork me.” Malone began lifting weights during his time at Louisiana Tech. He was an NBA strongman and the use of weight training helped him stay healthy and on the court during his 19-season Hall of Fame career. “I would never use the term, ‘He was better than me,’” Malone explained. “More talented is different.”