Charles Barkley is a Hall of Famer, even though the outspoken Round Mound of Rebound was a ubiquitously known sloth with a horrible work ethic during his playing days. Yes, we're talking about practice here. Barkley stated the same in his eulogy at Moses Malone's funeral last year.
For the second time within a week, Charles Barkley has been exposed as a sloth from two different former NBA stars with the same exact name. Earlier this week, former 76ers teammate and former All-Star Jayson Williams said in a Vice Sports Cookies podcast that Barkley "never practiced" with the team too much, and knew that he would "never win a championship" because of his laziness. Now, even thought they were never teammates during their NBA careers, Jason Williams (without the "Y") has gone on record to repeat the same sentiment.
After playing and losing in The Tournament that aired on ESPN2 on Saturday, which has a $2 million check for the winning team, Jason was asked in a Did You See That? interview about Kevin Durant's decision to join the Warriors in early July. He was also questioned about his take on Barkley's critique of KD's decision to leave the Thunder for their rival team. Williams didn't let up about his unfavorable views on Chuck.
"Ah man, you can’t put me on Kevin Durant’s level first and foremost. If I was Kevin Durant and that’s what I wanted to do, then that’s what I would’ve done. I wouldn’t have made a decision based on anybody else. Because it seems like he’s done that for 8 or 9 years now. You know you’ve gotta take care of yourself and make yourself happy at the end of the day. I mean all these guys [Charles] Barkley and them talking about oh they wouldn’t have done it, well they was never free agents back in the day…like they didn’t have the choice. Nobody wanted his ass [Barkley] on their team because he was a loser. So that’s what I think about that."
Well, Jason Williams also mentioned in the interview about possibly getting into coaching some day. But his work ethic seemingly mirrors that of Barkley's, who he has condemned as a "loser."
"You know man, I’m one irresponsible 40-year old. So coaching is out the window…no way. You know I could maybe be an assistant somewhere. But if I’ve got a responsibility to be somewhere at like 3 o’clock tomorrow for practice and someone calls me to go to Augusta and play golf, I’m going to go play golf. So I can’t have that responsibility. So no. But as an assistant, I’ll be there to help. It might be Tuesdays and Thursdays but other than that, I’m good."
Is this the pot calling the kettle "black?" Or "white chocolate" at least? Maybe, maybe not. Well, Jason has a championship ring, and Charles doesn't.
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