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Charles Barkley thinks analytics and statistics are different

The neverending, mind-numbing, one-sided battle between Charles Barkley and analytics took an odd turn on Thursday when Barkley showed just how ignorant he was about analytics and statistics in general. Check out this clip from Inside the NBA. In summary, Barkley talks about some statistics, a Twitter user tells him those statistics are technically analytics, and what he just talked...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Charles Barkley rips analytics... again

If you have paid any attention to Charles Barkley in recent weeks, you know he despises the use of analytics to build a basketball team. So when someone accused Chuck of making an argument using analytics on Thursday night, he did not appreciate it. Prior to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ win over the Golden State Warriors,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley no longer the athlete with the world’s worst golf swing (vid)

It’s hard to fathom a professional athlete, current or otherwise, that could plumb the depths of herky-jerky hilarity that is the awfulness of Charles Barkley’s golf swing. But that’s before footage surfaced of motocross/supercross star James “Bubba” Stewart apparently attempting a drive on a tee box. A video posted by James Stewart (@therealjs7) on Feb...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley calls several sports media bigwigs scumbags

Charles Barkley, one of the most outspoken personalities in sports and sports media, has no qualms about calling a spade a spade, as it were, as he sees it. The NBA analyst clearly has no issue with calling a scumbag a scumbag, either. Again, at least according to how he perceives things. During a discussion...Read More The post Charles Barkley calls Peter Vecsey, Skip Bayless,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkley once played drunk after trade to Lakers fell apart

Charles Barkley once thought he was going to be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and that was cause for celebration. In 1992, the Round Mound of Rebound nearly became a Laker. The Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers had a deal ready to go, and it looked like Barkley was all but headed to Tinseltown. Knowing that, Barkley decided to celebrate with some cocktails. Here’s the problem...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boogie, Oogie, Oogie … Boogie Cousins fires back at Charles Barkley

TNT’s Charles Barkley is a lightning rod. He’ll say what’s on his mind and will rarely back down. And when he doles out criticism, we usually don’t hear anything from the other side, but in this case we have. We’ve already chronicled how Sir Charles got angry at the idea of the Sacramento Kings counseling with center DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins before signing new coach...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets think Charles Barkley is biased against them

After Charles Barkley’s silly rant about analytics and the Houston Rockets, Rockets GM Daryl Morey fired back at Barkley. But this is apparently bigger than just Barkley’s distaste of analytics – the Rockets feel that Barkley has been biased against them for years. According to the Houston Chronicle, Barkley hasn’t disputed the allegation of bias against Houston, and it all...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Barkley curses on live TV while discussing Kings

Charles Barkley is on a roll this week. On Tuesday night, he had some words for Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey. And he also ripped the practice of teams using analytics to evaluate players. But he wasn’t done. On Thursday night, he and the NBA on TNT crew talked about the Sacramento Kings’ coaching search—specifically whether or not the team should have consulted with...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Charles Barkley Goes on Rant About Analytics

When thinking about analytics and professional sports, former NBA player Charles Barkley is not usually the first person that comes to mind. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the oft-controversial TNT analyst went off on a bit of a rant, which targeted the analytics community, specifically a tweet sent out by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. If you are looking for...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Barkley blasts 'idiot' Rockets GM Daryl Morey

Charles Barkley and Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey traded some shots on Tuesday night, and Barkley is being declared the winner via TKO. The juvenile albeit entertaining sparring session between the two began when Morey responded to Barkley dogging the Rockets’ defense. Chuck called the Rockets the worst defensive team in the league, so Morey...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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