Charles Barkley is obviously not fond of young college players that enter the NBA and cannot play the game accordingly.
According to Barkley, the current NBA lacks competitive basketball.
“We’ve got too many young players coming out of college that don’t know how to play. It’s frustrating for me because I want to see competitive basketball,” he told Arizona Sports.
“I’ve never seen the NBA as bad as it is, and I’ve been saying it the last three or four years,” Barkley added.
Barkley further suggested that the current level of play in the NBA will eventually lead to decline in ticket sales for games, which is not good for the league.
“People think us old guys hate when we talk about it. It has nothing to do with the Warriors’ greatness, [James] LeBron’s greatness,” he said.
Barkley, an 11-time All-Star, was named one of the NBA’s all-time 50 greatest players in 1993, the same year he won the league’s Most Valuable Player award.
Hall of Famer Barkley competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games and won 2 gold medals. He holds career NBA averages of 22.1 ppg and 11.7 rpg in 36.7 minutes on the court. Barkley played in 1073 NBA games, starting in 1012 of them.
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