Charles Barkley criticized Kobe Bryant yesterday for the way he asked the Los Angeles Lakers to trade him, then for not appearing to give his full effort since owner Jerry Buss said he would consider a deal. So when Barkley goes on the air tonight for TNT’s season-opening doubleheader, he probably will have some strong words about Bryant for the second time in three years. He said coach Phil Jackson’s questioning of Bryant’s effort over the weekend was the “final straw.”
“What Phil Jackson said yesterday, that was like they’re at the point of no return now. There’s a point where you know you can make a marriage work, but what Phil Jackson said yesterday, that was the end of it,” Barkley said.
“That’s the one thing I respect most about Kevin Garnett (who joined the Celtics [team stats] as the result of an offseason trade with Minnesota). Even though he played on terrible teams, there is not a player in the last 10 years who played harder than Kevin Garnett.”
Question: "Hey Antoine Walker, why do you shoot so many 3's?"
Answer: "Because there are no 4's."
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