I post this video not necessarily because of the content, but mostly because of the delivery.
During an interview with ESPN on Friday, Charles Barkley discussed some of the offseason moves around the NBA. He defended Dwight Howard for going to Houston, saying the Rockets are a good basketball fit for the center. He said the Boston Celtics will do better than most people think. He thinks the Eastern Conference will be competitive and fun to watch. And then he got to the Los Angeles Lakers. While Barkley thinks Kobe Bryant will return from his Achilles injury and do fine, he’s less optimistic about the Lakers. In fact, Barkley thinks the Lakers “stink.”
When ESPN interviewer Cole Wright brought up the notion that the Lakers’ “championship window” was closing, Barkley interjected.
“Window closing? It’s boarded up. Let me tell you something … the windows ain’t closed, the window’s boarded up like a hurricane’s coming. The Lakers are gone.”
Wright then began to bring up that Kobe is expected to return early from his injury, and Barkley humorously interrupted again.
“IT DON’T EVEN MATTER. IT DON’T EVEN MATTER,” Barkley said when talk about Bryant returning earlier than expected came up. “I love Kobe Bryant. He’s going to come back and probably play pretty good, but the Lakers are gonna stink, bro. The Lakers stink.
“The Lakers … they’re finished for next year.”
Most people agree, which is why they’re already talking about what moves the Lakers will make in 2014 rather than now. Man, Barkley is just the best.