Even though he was part of a super team with the Houston Rockets, Charles Barkley is apparently no longer a fan of the concept. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Barkley: NBA title with the Rockets 'wouldn't even have counted'

NBA legend and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is nothing if not consistent.

Over the years, Barkley has repeatedly hit out at star players forging unions via free agency and the creation of so-called "super teams:"

As Dan Feldman of NBC Sports noted, Barkley touched upon his four-year Houston Rockets tenure while speaking with ESPN's Zach Lowe for " The Lowe Post" podcast. 

"I wouldn’t even have counted that as a championship. I’m not going to lie. Me and Karl Malone – if he had won a championship with the (Los Angeles) Lakers, that doesn’t count. That doesn’t count." 

That's easy for Barkley to say decades after the fact considering he never played in a single NBA Finals game while with Houston. The closest "Sir Charles" came to winning a title was when he and the Phoenix Suns fell to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the 1993 NBA Finals. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink


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