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Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

Posted on: February 22, 2012 10:48 am
Edited on: February 22, 2012 1:51 pm
 
Charles Oakley called out KG and Charles Barkley over their behavior on Jime Rome's show. (Getty Images)


By Matt Moore
 


Charles Oakley has opinions. And he will tell you them. And you will listen. Or he will destroy you. And now the former Knick has turned his attention to two outspoken NBA personalities in Kevin Garnett and the Chuckster, Charles Barkley. 

Oakley appeared on "The Jim Rome Show"with Jim Rome Tuesday and spoke about the two. He did not hold back. You are not surprised. To the quotes! From Sports Talk Network:
"Garnett left Minnesota and hollered and screamed and all that but he's not a tough guy. 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."
via Charles Oakley rips KG, Barkley.

Oakley's claims are harsh, no shock there, but they are reflective of the other side of KG. Garnett comes off as so intense because of the screaming and pounding his head against the stanchion and whatnot. And he has been known to get into some physical altercations... usually with diminutive point guards. His M.O is usually to reach out and slap or shove someone, then to back off while being "restrained" by his teammates. 

Thing is, that's a good thing.

Garnett shows restraint, which helps his team win ball games. He protects his reputation, gets in the head of his opponents, and doesn't get ejected. It's the best of all worlds. And while Garnett is certainly not as tough as the character he portrays when the arena lights come on, to say he's one of the weakest to ever play is absurd. You can't be as great a defender as he is without being at least slightly-above-average tough.

But I'll let you tell Oakley that. Because he terrifies me.

Oaklay also weighed in on legend Charles Barkley, a friend of Michael Jordan who Oakley is also notoriously close with. He was not much nicer to the Round Mound Who Isn't So Round Anymore: 
 Barkley for his size was a good player but he’s a coward though. 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.
via Charles Oakley rips KG, Barkley.

As Jim Rome would say, "strong."

Jeez, Oak, don't hold back. Tell us how you feel. 

("ROME with Jim Rome" debuts on CBS Sports Network April 3rd.  You can follow him on Twitter @JimRome.
Comments

Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

NOT TO MENTION YOU WERE MICHAEL'S BITCH!!!!



Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 1:30 pm
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

OAKLEY, YOU WERE BETTER THAN BARKLEY AND GARNETT, NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!! KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT ALL YOU COULD DO IS THROW ELBOWS, REBOUND ONCE IN A WHILE AND MISS FREE THROWS. NO JUMP SHOT, NO PENETRATION SKILLS, YOU SUCKED BRO!! YOU WERE GOOD AT GAMBLING ONLY!!!



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2012 12:13 pm
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

ttinman23, it's not Barkley's fault that you hear with an accent.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:21 am
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

  LMAO took me 10 minutes to compose myshelf. Oakley was the bi**h of basketball when confronted he back down so many times. Garnett would rule him on the court and Barkley did rule Oakley on the court. Sounds like Oakley is jealous of Barkle and Anderson because they are on TNT and he is at home and working at a fast food place...



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:54 am
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

Yeah, K.G. gets in the heads of white, foreign shooting guards.. way to pysche the opponent out!



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:12 am
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

Amen brother, Charles is a fat disgrace and he and kenny Anderson are a bunch of sellout clowns!



Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 8:36 am
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

Oakley is just jealous. Both Garnett and Barkley were way better than him. WAAAYYY better!
Barkley wasn't a role model... AND HE SAID SO HIMSELF DUMMY!
He could grab a monster rebound (one of the shortest forwards of his time), take the ball full court while dribbling behind his back, and slam dunk it on anyone's grill. Could Oakley do that? No!
Charles is an entertainer, an honest guy, and good guy. Sure he's had his faults, we all do.
Do you think each and every commentator, anaylst, report... calls a player before they talk about them on tv/radio?

KG is one of the better forwards of our time. No need to even discuss. Oakley is a chump and was on the court too.



Since: Mar 13, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:37 am
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

I agree about Barkley. Also I need an interperter for Barkley at times. How this guy has the kind of job he has is ridiculous.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:04 am
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

Oakley is Right on Point about both. 



Since: Feb 21, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 8:39 pm
 

Charles Oakley calls out Garnett, Barkley

JIM ROME STILL HAS A JOB???

Hmmm, that's odd. 


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