Charles Barkley on Shaq, LeBron & the NBA

Charles Barkley on Shaq, LeBron & the NBA


[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: WE’RE BACK WITH CHARLES BARKLEY. I TOLD YOU BEFORE I LOVE “INSIDE THE NBA.” I THINK YOU GUYS MUST HAVE THE BEST CHEMISTRY ON TV.>>THANK YOU. SHOUT OUT TO ERNIE AND KENNY.>>Jimmy: NO SHOUTOUT TO SHAQ?>>SHOUTOUT TO SHAQ.>>Jimmy: YOU HAD A CONVERSATION LAST WEEK THAT WAS MOPPING THE BEST EVER. IN INDIANAPOLIS, THE CLIPPERS WERE PLAYING. THERE WAS A BAT IN THE ARENA.>>YES.>>Jimmy: YOU MAINTAINED THAT –>>A BAT IS A BIRD. A BAT IS A BIRD. THERE’S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BAT AND A BIRD. A BIRD AND A BAT IS THE SAME THING.>>NO, THEY’RE NOT.>>Jimmy: ARE YOU STANDING BY –>>I’M STANDING BY THAT!>>Jimmy: YOU ARE STANDING BY IT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. A BIRD AND A BAT IS THE SAME THING.>>Jimmy: BATS ARE HAIRY AND BIRDS HAVE FET. FEATHERS.>>YOU DON’T HAVE ANYBODY HAIRY IN YOUR FAMILY?>>Jimmy: SHAQ SAID HE ASKS THE WAITER OR W5I9 RESS HOW MUCH HE’D LIKE THEM TO TICK AND WHATEVER AMOUNT THEY ASK FOR HE TIPS. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THAT?>>HELL, NO! WE WERE DOING A TRIBUTE TO JOHN GLENN WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. HE SAID WHEN YOU WALK OUTSIDE YOU CAN SEE THE MOON BUT YOU CAN’T SEE L.A. YEAH. SO IT’S GOT TO BE CLOSER TO THE MOON. THIS IS A GUY I WORK WITH. HE THINKS WE’RE CLOSER TO THE MOON THAN L.A. BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THE HOOP WHEN YOU WALK OUTSIDE.>>Jimmy: HE’S REALLY TALL.>>I LOVE THE GUY BY HE’S NO ROCKET SCIENTIST. HE’S NO ROCKET SIGN TILS.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T LO THE SUPER TEAMS LIKE THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WHERE THE GUYS ARE FRIENDS AND THEY MAKE THEIR OWN TEAM. YOU’RE AGAINST IS THAT?>>I HATE THAT. I THINK SPORTS ARE ABOUT COMPETITION. YOU DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND LIVE WITH THE RAMIFICATIONINGS. I DON’T THINK IT’S FAIR FOR SMALL MARKET TEAMS. THE FANS — FIRST OF ALL, ALL THE PLAYERS ARE MAKING A BAZILLION DOLLARS. GOD BLESS THEM. I JUST DON’T THINK IT’S GOOD FOR THE GAME.>>Jimmy: SOME TEAMS CAN’T — >>IF THE GUYS PLAYED TOGETHER, IT WOULD BE A LOT MORE PARITY. I THINK ALL THEY WANT IS MY TEAM NOT TO STINK UP THE JOINT. RIGHT NOW WE’RE IN FEBRUARY. MOST OF THE TEAMS ARE OUT OF IT. I JUST DON’T THINK THAT’S GOOD FOR THE OVERALL GAME. LISTEN, I JUST WANT COMPETITIVE BALANCE. BLESS ALL THESE GUYS. THEY CAN MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY WANT TO BUT I LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE. I WANT MILWAUKEE, THEY’RE GREAT THIS YEAR, GIANNIS. I WANT DETROIT, ORLANDO, ATLANTA, SACRAMENTO. IT USED TO BE THEY COULDN’T WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP BUT THEY WERE WORTH GOING TO SEE.>>Jimmy: YOU THINK LeBRON JAMES WILL WIN A TITLE WITH THE LAKERS?>>THAT’S TOO HARD QUESTION. THEY’RE TRYING TO GET ANTHONY DAVIS. IT’S GOING TO BE PROBABLY THE MOST INTERESTING SUMMER IN NBA HISTORY. BECAUSE YOU HAVE FOUR TEAMS THAT HAVE TWO MAX SLOTS AVAILABLE, THE LAKERS AND THE CLIPPERS AND YOU GOT THE KNICKS AND THE NETS.>>Jimmy: IN THE TWO BIGGEST MARKETS.>>IN THE TWO BIGGEST MARKETS. THE NEGATIVE THAT IS, WHO DON’T GET THOSE PLAYERS, THEIR TEAM’S GOING TO STINK.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>OR IF THEY LEAVE ALL THOSE OTHER TEAMS, THOSE TEAMS ARE GOING TO STINK. AT SOME POINT THE OWNERS ARE GOING TO SAY THEY’VE HAD ENOUGH. THESE GUYS ARE BILLIONAIRES. YOU DON’T WANT TO PISS OFF BILLIONAIRES.>>Jimmy: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO JEFF BESOS.>>STOP IT, JIMMY.>>Jimmy: GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

70 thoughts on “Charles Barkley on Shaq, LeBron & the NBA

  1. When will they stop saying like the warriors are the second coming of the lebron heat? They drafted well and developed their talent, made smart free agents role players acquisitions and got one big star free agent in KD.. It's the same the Lakers did with lebron, the raptors did with kahwi, the thunder did with Paul George.. Even the rockets got harden And cp3.. Just because the warriors front office made good moves the players are getting heat.. Just finally give them some props.. Yes they won 2 with KD but they won 1 without him and lost in 7 in the finals and got a regular season winning record by being smart

  2. Always good hearing Charles, great personality and regards basketball makes great points. Like him can't stand this over friendly era no competition and real rivalries anymore.

  3. Best chemistry? The Grand Tour, Clarkson, Hammond, and May has the best chemistry Inside the NBA, second. Get rid of Shaq.

  4. Sorry Sir Charles, this is wrong. Bats are Mamals (Mammali) and therefore don't belong into the class of birds (which belong to reptiles).

  5. Bats are mammals, birds are sauropsids.
    Bats are closer to you than they are to birds, and birds are closer to dinosaurs than they are to bats. (Birds are literally part of the dinosaur group Avialae).
    that's that Auburn education again.

  6. I don't know about the bat thing, but chuck was right about one thing – these was easily the most exciting and interesting offseason in history.

    …unless youre a Knicks fan. But that begs the question: why is anyone still a Knicks fan in 2019?

  7. I don’t get how they call GSW a super team? More than half of the team was there when they sucked ?! Only person that elevated them was KD but he’s gone now & it’s still the same people? Everyone else is a super team not GSW

  8. 3:37 "This is probably going to be the most interesting summer in NBA History" —- wow! Charles knows his basketball but I bet even he didn't know how accurate this prediction would be.

  9. News flash Chuck…There's never been parity in the NBA…I seem to remember the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls and Spurs dominating over two decades… Let's not let facts get in the way. You are now a well paid talking head for a corporations and owners….I ain't mad atcha….

  10. "I love the guy, but he's no rocket scientist". Neither are you Charles, neither are you…bat and bird are from the same family…

  11. Shaq is a good Tipper – he had a flat in my hometown- and tipped the kid at the shop that changed his tire 500 bucks. Pretty damn good tip.

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