We love us some Charles Oakley. Reason being: The guy doesn't bite his tongue for anyone. Look no further than his appearance on Jim Rome's radio show yesterday for evidence of that. During the course of the interview, Oak managed to rip Kevin Garnett, Charles Barkley, and Kendrick Perkins for acting tough when, in his opinion, they're really not.
"Garnett left Minnesota and hollered and screamed and all that but he's not a tough guy," the former power forward said. "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."
Next up? The Round Mound of Rebound. "Barkley, for his size, was a good player but he's a coward," Oakley said. "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 him for that. He's a fraud."
And Perkins might have gotten it the worst. While discussing him, Oakley compared him to Garnett—a guy he obviously doesn't think very highly of—said that if he learned to play the right way the Thunder would win multiple championships, and even made a statement about how his attitude was the reason that Blake Griffin delivered one of the worst facials in NBA history on him last month.
Ouch, ouch...and ouch. Oakley clearly knows how to fire shots with the best of 'em.
[via Pro Basketball Talk]
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