Charles Barkley is a man who never minces words, he tells you to it straight even if it means hurting feelings and riling up fans. Which was the case when he told Newsday that the Nets NOT the Knicks were the best team in New York:
It is not quite to the point where you could call the Nets’ new home in Brooklyn the “Barkley’s Center,” but Hall of Famer and uninhibited TV analyst Charles Barkley is upbeat about the team that will soon begin a new chapter in the Barclays Center.
“I like their team. I like their team a lot. I think they probably have got the best team in New York,” Barkley said at Bill Russell’s Mentor’s Champions Golf Challenge Monday morning at Friar’s Head in Riverhead.
He didn’t stop there, he even had a few words for the older New York Knicks:
“They must think it’s 1995.
“It’s 2012,” Barkley said. “They went out and got 92-year-old Jason Kidd and 92-year-old Marcus Camby.”
That sound you are hearing is the cackling of Brooklyn Nets fans.