Charles Barkley finally couldn’t handle the ‘Hardcore Pawn’ Ads (Video)

What took you so long, Chuck? As you know, truTV has been hosting much of the NCAA tournament action this year for a second year straight. Charles Barkley has also returned as an analyst. As you may or may not know, there is a show on truTV that is called “Hardcore Pawn.” Much like the show “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel, we understand the play on words. On Sunday night, the hilarity of the show’s title finally became too much for Barkley to handle, as he told his fellow broadcasters that he knows what he’s watching tonight after the ad came across the screen. He then corrected himself and said, “Oh sorry, wrong spelling.”

“I saw four letters and got excited for a second,” he continued as his colleagues cracked up laughing. At least they thought it was funny.

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Charles Barkley thinks Baylor has some ugly uniforms

It seems as if nobody is a fan of Baylor’s neon yellow uniforms, except for maybe adidas, which is getting plenty of notoriety from them. The Baylor uniforms were unveiled earlier in March along with the creative tournament threads of Cincinnati and Louisville. Kansas coach Bill Self already shared his negative thoughts about the human highlighter sticks, and now Charles Barkley has.

“Those are some ugly uniforms,” Barkley said during a CBS/Turner Sports break in the Bears’ opening-round NCAA Tournament win over South Dakota State. “If you’re going to wear those ugly uniforms, you’ve got to play well.”

Baylor was able to silence Self by beating Kansas in the Big 12 tournament, but like Barkley says, they have to continue playing well to back them up. They’ll have to — their ugly colors aren’t doing anything to help them with recruits. But if there’s one consolation for Baylor in this criticism from Barkley, it’s that at least he didn’t call the players ugly.

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Dwight Howard does Charles Barkley impression, would do Shaq but he needs captions (Video)

Dwight Howard is used to fielding questions from reporters about leaving the Magic via trade or free agency. When reporters in Chicago asked him for an impression of Charles Barkley, he happily obliged. They then asked for an impression of Shaq, but Dwight came back with the perfect retort “I don’t have captions.” Ahh, the glorious feud between Shaq and Dwight Howard continues.

Thanks to the Orlando Sentinel via Mentality Magazine

Charles Barkley: Whoever ratted Gregg Williams out for bounties is a ‘punk’

As is the case with any other major sports scandal, the opinions about Bountygate are rolling in at a rapid pace in the wake of the news breaking on Friday. Some are outraged while others consider bounties on opponents to be a part of the game. Not surprisingly, Charles Barkley is a member of the latter group. Not only that, but Barkley is outraged that someone would even come forward and rat out Gregg Williams.

“You have to be a punk to snitch that out,” Barkley said Monday on the Dan Patrick Show, according to Pro Football Talk. “That’s like giving a reporter an anonymous quote. That makes you a punk, if you do anonymous, but also, you don’t bring that out x amount of years later. I mean you don’t compete in it if you don’t want to be in it. But I’ve seen at least three or four well-known NFL players say all teams have bounties. So I’m glad they came to Gregg Williams’ defense. Because I’m pretty sure all teams have that.

“In the heat of an NFL game, when guys are trying to make tackles, you’re always trying to hit the guy as hard as possible. I think you always want to knock the best players out of the game. I want to get Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady out of the game. That’s better for my team. Do I want to hurt them? No, but I want to hit them hard. That’s better for my team.”

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Charles Barkley criticizes Michael Jordan as an owner, told him to draft Brandon Roy

Michael Jordan became a minority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006. Since that time, the team has finished with an above-.500 record once and reached the playoffs in only that season. They were swept in the first round. Jordan became the the Bobcats’ majority owner a little over a year ago, and Charlotte fans are still hoping he can build a contender. As M.J.’s friend Charles Barkley pointed out on Thursday, His Airness has not done a good job thus far.

“I think the biggest problem has been I don’t know if he has hired enough people around him who he will listen to,” Barkley said Thursday on ESPN 1000’s Waddle & Silvy Show. “One thing about being famous is the people around you, you pay all their bills so they very rarely disagree with you because they want you to pick up the check. They want to fly around on your private jet so they never disagree with you. I don’t think Michael has hired enough people around him who will disagree.

“I love Michael, but he just has not done a good job. Even though he is one of my great friends, I can’t get on here and tell you he’s done a great job. He has not done a great job, plain and simple.”

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Charles Barkley: 20% of NBA fans need to be shot

Charles Barkley is loved by many because he tells it like it is and doesn’t sugarcoat things. Some people, though, don’t like hearing the truth if the truth is something negative about their favorite basketball team or player. Barkley knows that, and that’s why he told Jim Rome Wednesday that some fans need to be shot.

“Fans man. They love their team and their player. They don’t want to hear any criticisms. They just want you to be 100 percent for their team period,” Barkley said on The Jim Rome Show. “I think it’s only a small faction. I think 80 percent are great. 20 percent, I wish you could take them out back and just shoot them.”

According to Eye on Basketball, Rome jumped in said, “Well, maybe not shoot them, Chuck.”

But Barkley did not back down.

“No, I meant that Jim,” he said. “80 percent of the fans are fantastic. But 20 percent of them are so mean-spirited and say the most nasty things to you, because they know you can’t grab them.”

This is not the first time Barkley has used the “they need to be shot” line on the radio, but last time it was probably slightly better received.

Barkley has gotten into it with plenty of fan bases in the past. He was heckled all last year by Heat fans for calling the team a “whiny bunch.” He’s gotten into it with Warriors fans too. His point is well taken, but I think exterminating people because they’re too passionate is a just a tad bit too harsh.

Charles Oakley: Kevin Garnett is ‘one of the weakest guys to ever play the game,’ Charles Barkley is a ‘coward’

This just in: A lot of people bother Charles Oakley. The former Knicks forward was a guest on Jim Rome’s radio show Tuesday afternoon, and he covered an array of topics. By that we mean he called out several people with some extremely harsh words. Let’s start with Oakley’s thoughts on Kevin Garnett.

“Garnett left Minnesota and hollered and screamed and all that but hes not a tough guy,” Oakley said as Sports Talk Network shared with us. “He’s one of the weakest guys to ever play the game. He’s a complimentary player and went to Paul Pierce’s team and won a championship. I wouldn’t consider him a top 10 tough guy.”

Garnett is certainly a loudmouth who has done plenty of regrettable things over his NBA career, but he’s hardly a complimentary player. He couldn’t win with Minnesota because they never gave him anything to work with. He could easily be considered a top-10 NBA player in his prime. Enough of that. Onto Oakley’s next punching bag, Charles Barkley.

“Barkley, for his size, was a good player but he’s a coward,” Oakley continued. “He was a good player for his size, but he wasn’t a leader and wasn’t a role model. Now he talks so bad about younger guys. I don’t respect that from him. He’s a fraud. He can criticize all the younger kids and if he got something to say, call them and talk to them before you just blast them. He’s wants to be funny, that whole TNT thing and all that, they’re like some clowns on that show.”

Barkley does feast on younger players and say ridiculous things when criticizing younger teams, so I can’t totally disagree with Oakley on that one. He’s also not much of a role model, so you won’t get an argument there. A coward and a fraud? That seems a bit harsh.

Oakley wasn’t done there. He also said that Kendrick Perkins is similar to K.G. in that all he does is holler and complain, and that the Thunder would win championships if he would just play basketball. Oakley added that Perk’s attitude is the reason he got dunked on by Blake Griffin, and said throughout his 19-year career he only got dunked on three times. Somebody check the tape on that, please.