When Charles Barkley talks, people listen. This can be attributed to Barkley’s willingness not to pull punches when asked for his opinion on certain things. Throw in the fact that he’s an honest and funny person at heart, and it’s no wonder that interviewers are quick to sit down with Sir Charles and pepper him with questions on a vast array of subjects.
The TNT basketball analyst was a recent guest of Mike Missanelli on 97.5 the Fanatic in Philly, and one of the many items Missanelli asked Charles to expound upon was the sweeping phenomenon that is Broncos QB Tim Tebow. Judging by Barkley’s glib response, he’s had just about enough of Tebowmania.
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“The national nightmare continues. Hey listen I like Tim Tebow but there comes a point, he had a great game. He’s supposed to have a great game. They want to make it seem like oh the world is aligned correct. I’m like he does play quarterback. He is supposed to play well. (Host: So you’ve had enough of Tebow?) I think the world has. (Host: There’s a lot of Tebow fans out there. I’ve had enough and I’m not a big Tebow guy and they’re just killing me about Tebow.) First of all Mike I don’t know anything you said about Tebow but let’s just say the jury is still out on Tebow. He seems like a nice kid but these ups and downs are so different. The jury is still out on Tebow. Just because he had a great game and made four or five great throws yesterday doesn’t mean he’s gonna be a great starting quarterback in the NFL.”
Barkley’s response won’t go over well in Denver, the part of the country where Tebow is most revered, outside of Gainesville, Florida, of course. Will Chuck feel any backlash from the citizens of Colorado’s most populous city? Hardly. If there’s any celebrity who can trash a fellow celebrity or athlete without fear of reprisal, it’s Charles Barkley.
You can’t teach that.
[H/T to SportsGrid]