Via The Sporting Blog, Newsday's Neil Best has a notable spit of the TNT conference call held Monday in which Charles Barkley (surprise surprise) popped off on a topic most avoid.
In discussing ways in which the Knicks should be improved this season, Barkley said, "I think they have a better coach. This coach probably won't try to kill himself."
Oof. While some would argue Barkley is underrating the depression-inducing power of this roster, I'll instead train my guns on anyone trying to convince Barkley to make that gubernatorial play in 2014, the one Brinson discussed earlier today. There's a line between straight talk and oral diarrhea. Barkley hasn't been on the safe side of that line in decades. A mouth like his is unelectable, even in a state that adores him.
Still ... basketball is so refreshing. Only in the NBA would a former player/top analyst be the first cat to make a prominent suicide joke after Isiah Thomas' ambulance ride last week. It's like having a blogger in charge of times. </self-slander>
You'd Never Expect Charles Barkley to Make an Isiah-Suicide Joke, Would You? originally appeared on NBA FanHouse on 2008-10-28T16:09:00+00:00. Please see our terms for use of feeds.