Inside The NBA Talks About Barkley


Tried to pull the video of this, but for some reason technology failed me this morning. Anywho, Ernie and Kenny discussed Charles’ current events at the beginning of the first day back for Inside the NBA since Christmas. A lot of what was said was some of the same old Charles talk, but it still needed to be said.

“You all heard what went on, and Charles has got some personal issues and legal issues that he gotta take care of. He’s on a leave of absence from TNT at this time, and I mean, we love Charles. He’s our buddy, everybody in this crew does and there are times that you’d like to reer back and give him a kick in the butt. Which is one of those times right now, but we also support him every step of the way.”- Ernie Johnson

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“I don’t know if the biblical term is correct but there’s a chaotic moment, or a chaos moment, when either you believe or you don’t believe because something happened in your life. I think Charles is at one of those moments where how is he going to be remembered…..

….He’s bigger than that, he’s bigger than this, and it’s a time to get to that moment and grow. And move on and be something better. And we look forward to seeing that.”- Kenny Smith

“At some point we will have Charles back here. Until that, we just wish him the best.”- Ernie Johnson

Obviously well said by both of Charles’ friends, but unfortunately they’ve each said that same piece multiple times, that it’s starting to become automatic for them at this point. I think the majority of people want to see Barkley do well, much like Stern fans want Artie Lange to succeed. The problem is that some people are just headed for destruction, and there isn’t anything you can do about it.

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