“He’s never going to play another game in Philly,” Barkley said. “The fans won’t forgive him.” “They have to make a trade,” he added. “You have to move on from a bad relationship. They’re not using him and Joel Embiid has been playing great this year, so they’re wasting his talents.” Barkley — who spent 8 seasons with the Sixers — is familiar with how ruthless Philly fans can be … recalling times they were hard on him when he played for the org. “I know those fans very well,” Barkley said. “I thought my name was Charles Barkley Son of a Bitch for a long time when I was there.”
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The Warriors are considered to be the favorites to retain Payton’s services. It isn’t a secret how much he loves the Warriors’ environment, the Bay Area and his fit as a defensive pest and off-ball slasher in a Curry-fueled environment.