Found November 03, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Charles Barkley started this. Now he’s looking for someone else to blame. When Carmelo Anthony announced he would opt out of his contract on July 1 and become a free agent, Sir Charles, TNT’s NBA studio analyst, was quick to criticize. He delivered his critique of Anthony a few different times, including twice on TNT (Monday/Thursday). Barkley’s rap was basically the same. Anthony “forced” his way to New York: “Now all of a sudden he wants to leave? He wants to test free agency? That really pissed me off.” Barkley added that Anthony should be a recruiter, trying to convince other free agents to join the Knicks. On Thursday night, prior to Knicks-Bulls, Barkley started to backpedal (“It’s not a criticism of Carmelo”) before returning to the fast track his mouth had been running on. “I hate when guys talk about being a free agent,” he said. “It distracts from their team.” Why? “You know the media,” Barkley told his colleagues Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal

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