Found November 30, 2012 on
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If Anderson Varejao, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol aren’t on the All-Star team, it’s a farce. Anderson Varejao has been the best forward in the Eastern Conference this year. I mean of there mere mortals — I don’t count LeBron, he’s one of those aliens. But out of the normal human beings, Anderson Varejao has been the best forward in the Eastern Conference this year.
– TNT analyst and resident non-filtered voice Charles Barkley, Thursday night, when discussing the front court which should play in Houston for the 2012-13 NBA All-Star game. Barkley, at this stage, is merely echoing Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott who has been his center’s biggest supporter. It is worth noting that Barkley has a bit of a history when it comes to not being very kind to Cleveland with his commentary.
[Related: Anderson Varejao: Cleveland’s “All-Star Guy”]
(h/t Jason Lloyd, ABJ)
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Anderson Varejao should be an All-Star. We've been over this.
He's a 14 and 14 guy who's playing out of his mind every night even though it's completely obvious his team will lose before each game ever begins.
Maybe that effort will be rewarded with a trip to Houston for ASW. Maybe it won't. Regardless, I do think Varejao does deserve the NBA's Most...
Anderson Varejao could be the top trade target this season -- if he's available.
One month into the season, Anderson Varejao is All-Star worthy.
"He's the best center in the NBA right now; by far the best in the Eastern Conference," said Cavaliers coach Byron Scott.
Even if you don't entirely agree with Varejao's coach, it's hard to argue with the numbers.
The 6-foot-11 wild man is averaging a career-high 14.5 points. He leads the...
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“At his current pace (and if he stays healthy), Varejao would finish the season with about 1,222 rebounds. That would destroy the Cavaliers’ single season record, which...
For Thursday Night's Miami Heat/San Antonio Spurs game, TNT analyst Charles Barkley made the trip to South Beach and got the opportunity to interview Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich before the start of the second quarter.After Barkley attempted to ask three questions instead of the mandatory two for between quarter interviews, coach Pop had to inform the Chuckster that he couldn't:
Charles Barkley is doing sideline interviews now (for some reason), and if it proves anything about sideline reporting, it's that not even being in the Basketball Hall of Fame gets you any extra time with the coach.
Barkley, on sideline duty for TNT, attempted to ask San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich three questions, which is 50 percent more questions than a sideline reporter...
Have to hand it to Chuck here. "My bad". This is why the world needs more Charles Barkley and another reminder that Gregg Popovich is head and shoulders above everyone else in everything they do. Oh you want me to play my stars on a TNT broadcast in Miami against the Heat? Nah, I'll scare the hell out of them with Matt Bonner and Dejuan Blair. David Stern doesn...
Sir Charles Barkley asked one to many questions to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich last night and Big Poppa cut him off. Charles is only suppose to have 2 questions per interview, and he went for three and Pop had no time for him. Check out the video below.
What a beast Pop is. He caught some flack before this game for not bringing Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker...
TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley conducted a quick sideline interview with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich before the start of the second quarter of Thursday night's NBA game against the Miami Heat.
Apparently Barkley was unaware that he was only allowed to ask two questions, so when Barkley attempted to ask a third question, Popovich had to politely inform...
After their worst start in history, the Washington Wizards
became a national punch line. On TNT, Charles Barkley compared them
with the Washington Generals, and a local newspaper had photos of
fans wearing paper bags over their heads at Monday's 26-point loss
to San Antonio.
He's zinged a local reporter. He's explained how it is to David Aldridge. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's latest mark? Charles Barkley.
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When San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich wasn't drawing the wrath of NBA Commissioner David Stern during last night's Spurs-Heat clash, Pop was being his usual self during the in-game interviews with TNT.
Except this time, he was being asked the questions by Charles Barkley which you knew meant instant comedy.
"The Chuckster" did time as the sideline reporter...
San Antonio Spurs (13-3) vs. Miami Heat (10-3)
Um, so this game got a lot less interesting.
I mean, it might be fun to watch because Charles Barkley is calling the game, but Gregg Popovich's decision to send Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili home to end this road trip for San Antonio takes a lot of the juice out of this game. This is not a 13-3 Spurs...