Ron Artest Still Doesn't Like Charles Barkley

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I linked to part of this video (in the CAC), where Ron Artest says Brandon Roy is better than Kobe and Lebron, but there's an extra tidbit that Outside the Boxscore just pointed out. Artest, talking with Craig Sager, decided to shoot more venom at Charles Barkley, and even went so far as to call him "overrated" during his playing days....

Now we know that Artest doesn't necessarily like Barkley, saying he'd smack him in the face, but calling Barkley overrated is just insane. I mean the guy averaged 22, 12 and 4, during his career, and did it with little to no help on his team. Sure he had Moses Malone, Julius Erving and Mo Cheeks at one point, but they were only teammates for three years at most. Other than that he was saddled with the likes of Hersey Hawkins, Rick Mahorn, Manute Bol and Charles Shackleford, and still took them into the second round of the playoffs. Overrated my ass, Ron Ron.


I agree that Artest is a moron, although he was entertaining during his interview with Sages. Barkely was not overrated but don't hate on Hersey. He did have a solid career, I thought.

Brad James said...
Apr 30, 2009, 1:16:00 PM  

Barkley always talks about how he struggled with Popeye Jones so maybe Artest is on to something here!

GMoney said...
Apr 30, 2009, 1:20:00 PM  

The NBA conveniently left out the part of that clip when Artest said that his second greatest opponent is now in prison. I'll bet David Stern himself edited-out that part.

Anonymous said...
Apr 30, 2009, 1:27:00 PM  

Here's a youTube clip (sorry for the poor quality. here's the full version, Including Barkley's response.

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Apr 30, 2009, 1:33:00 PM  
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