Found November 01, 2012 on Awful Announcing:

Jason Whitlock became a brief topic of conversation on Tuesday night's Inside the NBA when a tweet of his was read regarding the physical fitness of Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal.  I know, Jason Whitlock commenting on anyone's "shirt-off" is probably the most laughable thing you'll hear all day, but stick with me, here. Shaq then challenged Jason Whitlock to a boxing match going into break, which I think any and everyone involved in sports would love to see happen.  A Whitlock-Shaq fight would be much, much more entertaining than Shaq's boxing match with Shane Mosley.  And, as a bonus, Jason Whitlock would get his face mashed in by a seven footer!  I'm all for it.  Not enough of these media disputes are settled with good old-fashioned fisticuffs. Seriously, just picture Jason Whitlock trying to move around a boxing ring.  Sounds like fun, right?  I mean, who wouldn't want to see this physical specimen in action? (Video via Larry Brown Sports)


Charles Barkley welcomes us to the new NBA season...

Night one of the new NBA season and Charles Barkley has already flashed the middle finger.  Glad he's not wasting any time in breaking out some big moves early on.  Your move, Simmons. (Pic via Yo_itsARob)

The #1 Stat In Determining the 2012-13 NBA Champion

During last year’s playoffs I took a statistical look at Charles Barkley’s and most experts’ accusations that the Oklahoma City Thunder only shot “90-foot jumpers”. I also dived into OKC’s chances at winning the title. Let’s just say Sir Charles did a little exaggerating. In short, what my research showed was that the old adage “Defense The post The #1 Stat In Determining...

Barkley says Spurs can't beat Thunder, Lakers

The San Antonio Spurs beat the defending Western Conference Champions Oklahoma City Thunder last night in thrilling fashion with a last-second shot made by Tony Parker. And though it is very early in the season, the Spurs seem to be clicking on all cylinders after two games and they could be the last team standing come June. However, TNT's Charles Barkley disagrees. ...

Shaquille O'Neal challenges Jason Whitlock to a fight

Before last night's Inside the NBA, popular sports columnist Jason Whitlock decided to send out the below tweet talking about who would win a future shirt-off  (last year's version can be seen here) between Charles Barkley and Shaq:When that information was revealed to Shaq during the show, he decided to challenge Jason to a fight:After hearing Shaq diss him, Jason responded...

Duncan passes Barkley on NBA rebounding list

Last night San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan grabbed eight rebounds in a 86-84 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. With those eight boards, Duncan passed Charles Barkley on the NBA's career rebounding list. Barkley finished his career with 12,546 boards and Duncan now has 12,552 boards moving TD into 17th place. In 16th place is Bob Pettit with 12,849 rebounds. TD will need...

Big Names: Saunders, Davis, Join NBA on ESPN (Also: Charles Barkley, Stan Van Gundy)

ESPN has added a pair of new NBA analysts. In other news, TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley will call two games this season, and former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy has a new broadcasting job. ESPN Adds NBA Analysts: Former NBA player Antonio Davis and former NBA coach Flip Saunders have joined ESPN as NBA analysts for “SportsCenter,” “NBA Coast to Coast,” and “NBA Tonight....

Whitlock: Shaq doesn't want THIS

Let's hope Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley talk some sense into Shaquille O'Neal. Let's hope the legendary NBA center gracefully, promptly and humbly rescinds his challenge for physical combat with yours truly. Given the propensity of former professional athletes to file for bankruptcy, I would take little pleasure in one of my 20 favorite athletes of...

Shaq challenges Jason Whitlock to a fight

Former All-Star Center and current NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal has never been one to lay down during an argument.  And last night he decided to respond to a tweet from writer Jason Whitlock.Right now, Chuck would win Shirt-Off II… Shaq is opening the season out of shape, as usual. #nbaontnt— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) October 31, 2012For those that have...


This image was brought to my attention recently by someone who stumbled upon it online. Guess it was hidden deep in the annals of the internet somewhere, as I was unaware that it even existed. This (extremely accurate and vivid) depiction of the Orlando Magic facing off against the Houston Rockets was done by me circa 1996, and shows my early affinity for basketball, as well as...
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