The NBA season has yet to come to a close, but if you think that’s going to stop people from speculating how things in the offseason are going to play out, then you apparently haven’t been paying attention since things tipped off all the way back in October.
LeBron James dominated the news cycle last summer as people anxiously awaited his latest in a long line of Decisions but things are shaping up to be as crazy—if not more so—thanks to the likes of Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, and other big names who are about to hit the market.
If recent rumors/conspiracy theories are to be believed, Durant is planning on staying in the Bay Area despite previous reports he was headed to the Knicks, Leonard could be sticking around in Toronto, and Irving is either heading to Brooklyn or Los Angeles.
However, there’s one person who apparently doesn’t buy into any of those reports: Charles Barkley.
On Wednesday, Barkley chatted with Dan Patrick and zipped down his pants before proceeding to take a dump on every so-called “insider” who claims they can predict where players are going to end up so prematurely.
Here’s what Chuck had to say:
I think these guys are all full of crap. I don’t think these guys know anything, but like I said… I don’t think these players know where they’re going. You know how I know that? This is how full of crap all these reporters are. Because all these [players] are caught between a rock and a hard place.
They can’t go anywhere by themselves. That’s the biggest problem all these guys got. No matter how great – whether you’re talking about Kawhi, KD, Kyrie, Jimmy Butler – none of these guys can make a move until something happens.
Look, I’m not going to act like I’ve never relayed a free agency rumor myself but I do so assuming the guys who get paid a ton of money to report on the sport actually have some idea of what they’re talking about.
Maybe I should reconsider.