Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal have never hidden their thoughts on the Lakers.
Earlier this month, in fact, O'Neal said Dwight Howard was the third best center in the league, behind Andrew Bynum and New Jersey's Brook Lopez.
So it wasn't overly surprising to hear the TNT analysts give a thumbs down to the Princeton-style offense the Lakers have employed this preseason.
"I've always said I want my accountants from Princeton, not my offense," Barkley said in a conference call Tuesday with reporters.
Added O'Neal: "If they're going to switch offenses, they should go back to the triangle."
The Lakers are 0-6 in exhibition play but have been short-handed most of the month. Dwight Howard just made his Lakers debut Sunday and Jordan Hill practiced Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a back injury two weeks ago. Hill will probably play Wednesday against the Clippers and Howard will likely play again Thursday against Sacramento in the Lakers' exhibition finale.