Charles Barkley has done it again; he’s put his big foot in his mouth. Last night on NBA on TNT, Barkley — who is known for his disdain of the Golden State Warriors — was commenting on the top teams in the NBA. And without being provoked, just blurted out a very ignorant and belittling comment regarding the Warriors, and their style of play:
“But, I’m never going to like that girly basketball where you have to outscore people. “I love [UConn’s women’s coach] Geno Auriemma, one of my favorite people. I love women’s college basketball. But I don’t want it in the NBA.”
Who's the best in the West?— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 2, 2016
...Chuck's at it again. https://t.co/Yom38Ojf49
Talk about just an asinine statement, which makes no sense, isn’t outscoring people the objective of any game?
Since when does making jump shots, moving the basketball, making the extra pass, cutting and screening — and most importantly, outscoring your opponent, make you “girly”?
As a matter of fact, that’s how the game is supposed to be played, and yet, Barkley is “hating” on what makes “WOMEN’S” basketball so aesthetically pleasing.
Why the late, great John Wooden loved women’s basketball!
Why NBA All-Star, Champion and Olympion Draymond Green enjoys watching the WNBA because he learns so much.
What’s so ironic about his foolish remark, is that his two co-hosts — both NBA Champions — won multiple titles in offenses that if you let Barkley tell it, were “girly.” Everyone gets enamored with the powerful force that his top co-host Shaquille O’Neal was, but what offense did O’Neal play in, that led to multiple championships?
The Triangle offense.
An offense that was all based on screening, cutting, passing and hitting the open shot. Oh, but according to Nostradamus Barkley, that’s too “girly.”
Okay, Chuck, I’ll just leave your Weight Watchers commercial here. H/T to Rene’ Kennedy for this video: